the same compartments with or near radio apparatus or
antenna leads. Induced currents might ignite the motor.
Do NOT fire rocket motors when the propellant
temperature is outside the safe-firng temperature limits
specified on the motor tube.
If a rocket motor is dropped and any portion impacts
on a hard surface after falling 2 feet or more, do NOT
use it. Cracks or breaks in the grain increase the
carefully calculated burning area and cause excessive
internal pressure buildup, which can cause the motor to
blow up after ignition.
Stow high-explosive heads and fuzes (except fuzes
that are permanently installed in the head) separately in
the same manner as high-explosive projectiles.
Ready-service stowage of assembled rockets is
authorized for the 2.75-inch and 5.0-inch aircraft
rockets according to NAVSEA OP 4 and NAVSEA
A fuze is relatively sensitive and must be handled
with care to avoid extreme shock that might cause
damage. Conduct fuzing, unfuzing, assembly, or
disassembly operations of all types of ammunition away
from other explosives and vital installations. Only the
minimum number of persons and rounds required
should be in the vicinity. The ideal situation is to permit
work on only one round at a time. This work should be
done on a deck or at some other location remote from
all magazines, ready stowage, explosive supplies, or
Examination of the exterior of some fuzes will not
show if they are armed. If, for any reason, you think a
fuze might be armed, the fuze should be treated as an
armed and sensitive fuze. You must NOT attempt to
remove it from the rocket head. The complete fuzed
round should be disposed of according to current
directives. When available, explosive-ordnance-
disposal (EOD) personnel should dispose of such
NEVER attempt to remove a base fuze from
a rocket head.
You should NOT tamper with (or attempt to repair)
any parts of the round. If the round is damaged or
defective, remove the head from the motor and mark the
defective part for return to the issuing agency.
Disassembly or alteration of rocket components is NOT
authorized except under specific instructions from
Naval Air Systems Command.
Fuzes and/or warheads dropped 5 feet or more onto
a hard surface and rockets that have been accidentally
released from aircraft launchers upon aircraft landing
must be disposed of according to current directives. If
a loaded launcher is dropped, you should NOT use it
until the launcher tubes, latching mechanisms, and
rockets are inspected for damage.
Rocket launchers should NOT be suspended from a
bomb rack that does not have independent ignition and
REVIEW NUMBER 5 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q6.
The center section of the launcher that houses or supports all other components
of the launcher.
RF barriers are used on 2.75-inch rocket pods to prevent entry of electromagnetic
radiation into the igniter circuit.
The components that are common to rocket launcher packages are as follows:
fairings, breaker switch, mode selector switch, and intervalometer.
The breaker switch, found on all rocket launchers, prevents loaded rockets from
The detent pin in the rocket launcher safe/arm device is removed immediately
The weight, depending on configuration, of a fully loaded LAU-10 rocket launcher
is approximately 500 to 550 pounds.