Anpeqa target pointerilluminatoraiming light

F-5. The AN/PEQ-2A target pointer/illuminator/aiming light (TPIAL) (Figure F-6) is a Class IIIb laser that emits a collimated beam of infrared light for precise aiming of the weapon as well as a separate infrared illuminating beam with adjustable focus. A safety block is provided for training purposes (blue side), which limits the operator from selecting the high power modes (black side). The TPIAL projects an infrared laser beam that cannot be seen with the eye but can be seen with NVDs. It is also capable of projecting a much wider infrared illuminating beam from an integral illuminator. The TPIAL works with night vision goggles and mounts on various weapons with mounting brackets and adapters. The AN/PEQ-2A can also be used in the hand-held mode to illuminate and designate targets by leaders.

Figure F-6. AN/PEQ-2A with accessories.

Technical Data

F-6. The following technical data apply to the AN/PEQ-2A:

• Range: 600 meters in low power (eye safe); 2,000 meters in high power (non-eye safe).

• Beam divergence:

■ Illuminator: 1.0 to 115 meters radius.

Operation

F-7. This paragraph describes battery and safety block installation, the mode switch, the button switch, the cable switch, the focus switch, the lens cap, and the boresight adjusters.

Battery Installation

F-8. Install the battery in the AN/PEQ-2A as follows (Figure F-7):

• Unscrew the battery caps and install two AA batteries.

• Orient the batteries as indicated by the markings on the AN/PEQ-2A body.

Figure F-7. AN/PEQ-2A battery installation.

Safety Block Installation

F-9. The safety block installed in the training mode (blue side up) prevents the operator from accessing the non-eye safe modes (AIM HI, DUAL LO/HI, DUAL HI/HI) (Figure F-8). A .050 hex head Allen wrench is needed to unscrew the block from the body and reinstall it in the tactical mode (black side up).

Figure F-8. Safety block installation.

Mode Selector

F-10. The mode selector is used to set the mode in which the AN/PEQ-2A operates when the cable switch button or push buttons are depressed. The mode selector has six positions (Table F-1).

Table F-1. Mode selector positions.

KNOB POSITION

OPERATION

OFF

The AN/PEQ-2A will not operate.

AIM LO

The aiming beam operates at low power.

DUAL LO

The aiming beam operates at low power and the illuminating beam operates at low power.

AIM HI

The aiming beam operates at high power.

DUAL LO/HI

The aiming beam operates at low power and the illuminating beam operates at full power.

DUAL HI/HI

The aiming beam operates at high power and the illuminating beam operates at full power.

Button Switch

F-11. The button switch is used when the AN/PEQ-2A is hand held. Pressing the button switch operates the AN/PEQ-2A in the operational mode set by the mode selector (Figure F-9, page F-8). When the button is released, the AN/PEQ-2A turns off.

F-12. A green light emitting diode (LED) is incorporated into the body of the AN/PEQ-2A to indicate that the AN/PEQ-2A is ON. Whenever the AN/PEQ-2A is activated, the green LED will light and stay lit until the unit is turned OFF.

F-13. If continuous operation of the AN/PEQ-2A is desired, pressing the button switch twice in rapid succession will latch the AN/PEQ-2A ON. The AN/PEQ-2A will remain on until the push button is pressed a third time.

Figure F-9. Operation of the button switch.

Cable Switch

F-14. The cable switch is used when the AN/PEQ-2A is mounted on a weapon. The cable switch plugs into the back of the AN/PEQ-2A assembly (Figure F-10). Pressing the button or pad at the end of the cable switch causes the AN/PEQ-2A to turn on in the operational mode selected by the mode select switch. When the button is released, the AN/PEQ-2A turns off.

F-15. If continuous operation of the AN/PEQ-2A is desired, pressing the cable switch twice in rapid succession will latch the AN/PEQ-2A ON. The AN/PEQ-2A will remain on until the push button is pressed a third time.

F-16. When the cable switch plug is installed in the AN/PEQ-2A, it automatically locks into place. To remove the switch, pull back on the plug sleeve and pull the plug out. DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE PLUG BY PULLING ON THE CABLE.

Figure F-10. Installation of the cable switch.

Focus Knob

F-17. The focus knob is used to vary the spread of the illumination beam based on the range and size of the area to be illuminated (Figure F-11).

Figure F-11. Using the focus knob.

Lens Cap

F-18. The black lens cap (Figure F-12) blocks the AN/PEQ-2A illuminator or aiming laser beam should the device be activated. To use the black lens cap, pull it from its stored location on the side of the AN/PEQ-2A and stretch it over the front of the focus knob or aiming beam so that it fits snugly in place.

F-19. The diffuser lens cap enables the illuminator or aiming laser to emit in a 45-degree cone (10 feet at 10 feet). To use the diffuser lens cap, pull it from its stored location on the side of the AN/PEQ-2A and stretch it over the front of the focus knob or aiming beam so that it fits snugly in place.

F-20. The neutral density lens cap enables the AN/PEQ-2A illuminator or aiming laser to be operated in low power. To use the neutral density lens cap, pull it from its stored location on the side of the AN/PEQ-2A and stretch it over the front of the focus knob or aiming beam so that it fits snugly in place.

LENS CAP, AIMING

Figure F-12. Installing the lens caps.

Boresight Adjusters

F-21. The AN/PEQ-2A is equipped with boresight adjusters for zeroing the aiming beam and illumination beam (Figure F-13). The AN/PEQ-2A adjusters move the beams in true horizontal and vertical directions. When zeroing the AN/PEQ-2A, it is best to zero the aiming beam to the weapon and then align the illumination beam to the aiming beam.

Figure F-13. Boresight adjusters.

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