FM 44-18-1 PDF

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Further details on command and control are found in FM The Stinger teams are commanded and controlled by the section chief. When faced with multiple targets of equal threat, both team members will engage targets. 4418-1

Sign In Sign Out. The team chief carries a radio through which an alert may be received or an alert may be given by hand and arm signal or by verbal signal.

Stinger Team Operations (FM 44-18-1)

It is also written to support the training of individuals to function as members of a Stinger 44-18-1. This requires the launching of as many missiles as possible at successive aircraft in the raid. Several essential elements of the engagement sequence must be met before the gunner can fire his weapon.

The load rearrangement drill will be performed with weapon-round and missile-round containers after missile expenditures. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The mission of the Stinger team is to protect the unit which it is supporting from attack by aircraft. They must adhere to these safety requirements and tm risk personal injury or equipment damage for the sake of speed.


The section chief controls his teams during field operations through use of a detailed 44-81-1.

Enter Your Email Address. Description “Stinger Team Operations” FMprovides guidance for the Stinger team in support of air defense operations. Given 4-418-1 Stinger basic load properly loaded and secured on the M cargo trailer, a MANPAD team with their individual combat equipment positioned five paces from the trailer, with Stingers on their shoulders, the gunners have fired.

The command must include the words “hostile” and “engage. Additional guidelines for conducting the crew drills 44-81-1 the following:.

Both team members are trained as gunners and in communications, target detection, and aircraft recognition. These actions and decisions must be understood by both team members prior to and during an engagement. Once the team members are confident with their equipment and procedures, the crew drills can be run. Stinger teams supporting maneuver units provide such units with an additional means of air defense.

Team members will be in foxholes and weapons will be set on the ground close by in ready-to-fire condition.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. During periods of intense air activity, both may act as gunners to increase the rate of fire. When practical, fire coordination within a team will be on voice command of the team chief. 44-1-1 team consists of a team chief and a gunner.

FM Stinger Team Operations – Chptr 5 The Engagment Decision

When the gunner fires his missile, the team chief will observe the flight of the missile, make the kill evaluation and, if necessary and time gm, launch his missile. In this chapter the actions and decisions made by the team chief and the gunner during an engagement sequence are explained.


The team vehicle M will be moving at not more than 15 miles per hour and a radio transmission alerting the team will be received initiating the drill. The team chief should direct the gunner to fire at the lead or right aircraft in the primary sector of search. He must make the decision based on rules of engagement contained in the unit TSOP and with criteria given to him by the section chief. This drill will be performed under non-MOPP and MOPP 4 conditions and during the hours of daylight and darkness, under any weather condition in which enemy aircraft may be launched against assets being protected.

Next, team members should walk through the procedures with a trained and experienced team member. Team has just received an aircraft alert warning. The method used to engage aircraft depends upon their number.

Resupply will normally be with Redeye until full Stinger fielding is accomplished. A second SHOOT missile will be fired if the first does not hit the target or appears to have failed to achieve guided flight. The key to both is training. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.