Figure 2-33.Rocket launcher detent (2.75-inch).
REVIEW NUMBER 5
Name the section of the launcher that houses or
supports all other components of the launcher.
RF barriers are used on 2.75-inch rocket pods
List the components that are common to rocket
What device, found on all rocket launchers,
prevents loaded rockets from firing?
When is the detent pin in the rocket launcher
safe/arm device removed?
What is the weight, depending on configuration,
of a fully loaded LAU-10 rocket launcher?
Figure 2-34.Launcher firing contact assembly (2.75-inch
ROCKET SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
safety precautions to follow when working with
aircraft rockets and rocket launchers.
The aircraft rocket is no more dangerous than any
other explosive weapon. It does have certain peculiar
hazards. A completely assembled rocket, if accidentally
fired, takes off under its own power in the direction it is
pointed, and threatens everything in its path. When
fired, an assembled rocket expels a blast of burning gas
capable of injuring or killing anyone it strikes.
Generally, a rocket motor without a head attached wont
explode. It is a fire hazard since ballistite or cordite N
(SPCG) ignites easily and burns readily. High-
explosive heads, either fuzed or unfuzed, present the
same risk as gun projectiles under the same conditions.
Handle rockets, whether completely assembled or
disassembled, with extreme care to avoid damage to
Only personnel who are certified to handle rockets
should be in the vicinity of assembly operations. When
handling airborne rockets, rocket components, and
launchers, follow all safety practices that apply to
airborne armament and weapons. If practicable, all
work should be performed from the side of the rocket
Rocket motors should be stowed in the same
manner as smokeless powder. Never allow matches
and open flames in the stowage area. Smoking
should NOT be permitted in the loading area within
200 feet of ammunition. Do not stow rocket motors in