Standing position

4-1. Two standing positions are used: a basic standing position and one modified for the infantry fighting position for use in combat only

Basic Standing Position

4-2. Raise the launcher slightly higher than shoulder level. Execute a left face, rotate your shoulder under the launcher, and spread your feet a comfortable distance apart. Move your left foot 15 to 24 inches forward, keeping your hips level and your weight balanced on both feet. To obtain a firm, stable position, tuck both elbows tightly into your body (Figure 4-1, page 4-2). To smoothly track a moving target, turn your body at the waist—not with your legs. Grasp the sling near the launcher with your left hand and the shoulder stop with your right hand. Raise the launcher above shoulder level. After placing the launcher on your shoulder, release the shoulder stop and place your right hand on the trigger. Place your firing eye 2 1/2 to 3 inches from the rear sight. Unless you are behind a protective barrier, such as a wall, the standing position exposes you to enemy observation and possible suppression more than any other position.

WARNING

Always keep the launcher pointed in the direction of fire.

Figure 4-1. Basic standing position.

Modified Standing Position (for use in combat only)

4-3. Use this position when you occupy an infantry fighting position. Assume the basic standing position, but instead of stepping forward, lean against the back wall of the fighting position. Ensure that the venturi, or rear of the weapon, extends beyond the rear of the fighting position (Figure 4-2). Ensure that NONE of the following are in your backblast area:

• Other fighting positions.

• Any part of your own fighting position.

• Obstructions within 5 meters.

Note. Leaders must ensure that light antiarmor weapons are positioned so that the backblast misses other fighting positions.

DANGER

FIRE THE AT4 FROM THE FIGHTING POSITION IN COMBAT ONLY. DO NOT FIRE THE AT4 FROM THE FIGHTING POSITION DURING TRAINING DUE TO THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OPERATOR.

DANGER

DO NOT FIRE FROM AN ENCLOSURE OR FROM IN FRONT OF A BARRIER.

Figure 4-2. Modified standing position.

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