Appendix B

TOW Gunnery Skills Test

The TGST is an evaluation tool with which the unit can determine readiness to move toward crew tasks and conduct live-fire gunnery to meet prescribed training levels. It is used to evaluate the crew memberís ability to perform gunnery-related skills. It does not replace tasks in the soldierís manuals.

Administrative Procedures

As a minimum, the appropriate tasks of the TGST must be administered--

The TGST is administered using tasks, conditions, and standards, as well as training evaluation guidelines and performance checklists. At no time will tasks be deleted from the TGST; however, the commander may add tasks for a more comprehensive evaluation.

All members of the TOW squad should take the test. The commander and gunner must achieve a GO on all tasks.

The TGST should also be used as a diagnostic tool to determine the level and effectiveness of cross-training throughout the section.

Prerequisites

Preliminary gunnery training must be conducted before administering the TGST.

Evaluation Procedures

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS

The evaluator logs each crew member in on a roster at all stations and provides him with all materials and equipment displayed in the manner outlined in this guide. The evaluator must use the criterion checklist for each task. He informs the crew member of his performance on the task and directs him either to move to the next station or to further training. Only one crew member may be tested at a time, unless stated otherwise in the guideline.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR PERSONNEL RECEIVING A NO-GO

If the crew member does not achieve the standard indicated on the checklist, he receives a NO-GO. When a crew member receives a NO-GO, he must be critiqued, to include an explanation of his mistakes and what he must do to correct them. The crew member will not be retested until his immediate supervisor has initialed the scoresheet indicating that the individual has been retrained and is ready to retest. If a crew member receives an additional NO-GO on the same task, he must return to be retested on another date.

Evaluation Criteria

Either internal or external evaluators may evaluate the test; external evaluation is recommended.

The individuals performing the test must complete all actions outlined in the performance checklist within a specified time limit to achieve a GO for the task.

At the conclusion of each task, if the individual failed to meet the prescribed standards, he will be critiqued on those areas that caused him to fail the task and be directed to retake the test at a later date.

Scoring

Personnel receive either a GO or a NO-GO on each task. NO-GOs are scored for--

Performance Checklists

The performance checklist for all stations must be updated when new soldierís manuals and technical manuals are issued, to ensure standardization in training and testing.


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 1

TASK: Clear, disassemble (field strip), assemble, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action on an M60 machine gun.
CONDITIONS: Given a loaded M60 machine gun, placed on a flat surface.
STANDARDS:

Within eight minutes, the crew member will--

  • Clear (in sequence) and disassemble the M60 machine gun.
  • Assemble the M60 machine gun.
  • Perform a function check (in sequence) on the M60 machine gun.
  • Load (in sequence) the M60 machine gun.
  • Perform immediate action (in sequence) on the M60 machine gun.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the weapon is removed from the vehicle.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
8 minutes
13 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CREWMAN:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to clear, disassemble (field strip), assemble, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action on an M60 machine gun. You must clear, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action in sequence on the M60 machine gun. The weapon is not clear. You have eight minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after eight minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 1
Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble,
Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate
Action on an M60 Machine Gun

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Cleared (in sequence) the M60 machine gun.
 a.Moved the safety switch to the FIRE position. _____ _____
 b.Pulled back on the charging handle and locked the bolt to the rear. _____ _____
 c.Moved the charging handle to the forward position. _____ _____
 d.Moved the safety switch to the SAFE position. _____ _____
 e.Opened the cover and removed the ammunition and link belt. _____ _____
 f.Raised the feed tray and inspected the chamber. _____ _____
 g.Closed the feed tray. _____ _____
 h.Closed the cover. _____ _____
 i.Moved the safety switch to the FIRE position. _____ _____
 j.Pulled back on the charging handle and held it there. _____ _____
 k.Pulled the trigger and allowed the charging handle to move forward. _____ _____
2.Disassembled the M60 machine gun.
 a.Removed the stock. _____ _____
 b.Removed the buffer, drive spring, and guide. _____ _____
 c.Removed the operating rod and bolt assemblies. _____ _____
 d.Separated the bolt assembly from the operating rod assembly. _____ _____
 e.Removed the trigger mechanism group. _____ _____
 f.Removed the barrel group. _____ _____
 g.Removed the cover, feed tray, and hanger group. _____ _____
 h.Removed the forearm assembly. _____ _____
3.Assembled the M60 machine gun.
 a.Replaced the forearm assembly. _____ _____
 b.Replaced the cover, feed tray, and hanger group. _____ _____
 c.Replaced the barrel group. _____ _____
 d.Replaced the trigger mechanism group. _____ _____
 e.Joined the bolt to the operating rod. _____ _____
 f.Replaced the bolt and operating rod group. _____ _____
 g.Replaced the buffer assembly. _____ _____
 h.Replaced the stock. _____ _____
4.Performed a function check (in sequence) on the M60 machine gun.
 a.Moved the safety switch to the FIRE position. _____ _____
 b.Pulled back on the charging handle and locked the bolt to the rear. _____ _____
 c.Moved the charging handle to the forward position. _____ _____
 d.Closed the feed tray and cover. _____ _____
 e.Moved the safety switch to the SAFE position and pulled the trigger. _____ _____
 f.Checked to make sure the weapon would not fire. _____ _____
 g.Pulled back on the charging handle. _____ _____
 h.Moved the safety switch to the FIRE position and pulled the trigger. _____ _____
 i.Allowed the bolt to ease forward. _____ _____
5.Loaded (in sequence) the M60 machine gun.
 a.Placed the ammunition on the feed tray. _____ _____
 b.Closed the feed tray. _____ _____
 c.Moved the safety switch to the FIRE position. _____ _____
6.Performed immediate action (in sequence) on an M60 machine gun.
Note. Have examinee attempt to fire the M60 machine gun.
 a.Pulled back on the charging handle. _____ _____
 b.Checked the ejection port for the ejected cartridge. _____ _____
 c.Moved the charging handle forward, and attempted to fire again. _____ _____
7.Completed all performance measures within eight minutes.
Note. Clearing and function checks are performed in sequence IAW FM 23-67.

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 1A

TASK: Clear, disassemble (field strip), assemble, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action on an M240B machine gun.
CONDITIONS: Given a loaded M240B machine gun, placed on a flat surface.
STANDARDS: Within eight minutes, the crew member will--
  • Clear (in sequence) and disassemble the M240B machine gun.
  • Assemble the M240B machine gun.
  • Perform a function check (in sequence) on the M240B machine gun.
  • Load (in sequence) the M240B machine gun.
  • Perform immediate action (in sequence) on the M240B machine gun.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the weapon is removed from the vehicle.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
7 minutes
12 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CREWMAN:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to clear, disassemble (field strip), assemble, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action on an M240B machine gun. You must clear, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action in sequence on the M240B machine gun. The weapon is not clear. You have seven minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after seven minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 1A
Clear, Disassemble (Field Strip), Assemble,
Perform a Function Check, Load, and Perform Immediate
Action on an M240B Machine Gun

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Cleared (in sequence) the M240B machine gun.
 a.Moved the safety switch to the F (fire) position. _____ _____
 b.Pulled back on the cocking handle and locked the bolt to the rear. _____ _____
 c.Moved the safety switch to the S (safe) position. _____ _____
 d.Opened the cover. _____ _____
 e.Removed the source of ammunition. _____ _____
 f.Raised the feed tray. _____ _____
 g.Looked into the chamber for ammunition. _____ _____
 h.Lowered the feed tray. _____ _____
 i.Moved the safety switch to the F (fire) position. _____ _____
 j.Pulled back on the cocking handle and held it there. _____ _____
 k.Pulled the trigger and allowed the cocking handle to move forward to the close and lock position. _____ _____
 l.Closed the cover. _____ _____
2.Disassembled the M240B machine gun.
 a.Cleared the weapon (if not previously cleared). _____ _____
 b.Removed the barrel assembly. _____ _____
 c.Removed the trigger housing assembly. _____ _____
 d.Removed the buttstock and buffer assembly. _____ _____
 e.Removed the drive spring rod assembly. _____ _____
 f.Removed the bolt and operating rod assembly. _____ _____
 g.Removed the cover assembly. _____ _____
 h.Removed the feed tray. _____ _____
3.Assembled the M240B machine gun.
 a.Installed the feed tray. _____ _____
 b.Installed the cover assembly. _____ _____
 c.Installed the bolt and operating rod assembly. _____ _____
 d.Installed the buttstock and buffer assembly. _____ _____
 e.Installed the trigger housing assembly. _____ _____
 f.Installed the barrel assembly. _____ _____
 g.Installed the drive spring rod assembly. _____ _____
4.Performed a function check (in sequence) on the M240B machine gun.
 a.Moved the safety switch to the F (fire) position. _____ _____
 b.Pulled back on the cocking handle and locked the bolt to the rear. _____ _____
 c.Moved the cocking handle to the forward (locked) position. _____ _____
 d.Moved the safety switch to the S (safe) position and pulled the trigger. _____ _____
 e.Checked to make sure the weapon would not fire. _____ _____
 f.Pulled back on the cocking handle. _____ _____
 g.Moved the safety switch to the F (fire) position and pulled the trigger. _____ _____
 h.Allowed the bolt to ease forward to the close and lock position. _____ _____
5.Loaded (in sequence) the M240B machine gun.
 a.Moved the safety switch to the F (fire) position. _____ _____
 b.Charged the machine gun. _____ _____
 c.Moved the safety switch to the S (safe) position. _____ _____
 d.Opened the cover. _____ _____
 e.Removed the source of ammunition, if present. _____ _____
 f.Raised the feed tray. _____ _____
 g.Looked into the chamber for ammunition. _____ _____
 h.Lowered the feed tray. _____ _____
 i.Moved the safety switch to the F (fire) position, pulled back on the cocking handle, and pulled the trigger. _____ _____
 j.Allowed the bolt to ease forward to the close and lock position. _____ _____
 k.Placed the link belt in the feed tray over the belt holding paws, open link down. _____ _____
 l.Closed the cover. _____ _____
6.Performed immediate action (in sequence) on the M240B machine gun (cold gun). 
 a.Announced "STOPPAGE" or "MISFIRE." _____ _____
 b.Charged the M240B machine gun. _____ _____
 c.Attempted to fire. _____ _____
 d.If the gun did not fire, cleared the weapon. _____ _____
7.Performed immediate action (in sequence) on the M240B machine gun (hot gun). 
 a.Announced "STOPPAGE" or "MISFIRE." _____ _____
 b.Charged the M240B machine gun. _____ _____
 c.Attempted to fire. _____ _____
 d.Waited 15 minutes, and cleared the weapon. _____ _____
8.Completed all performance measures within seven minutes.
Note. Clearing and function checks are performed in sequence IAW FM 23-67.

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 2

TASK: Mount, place into operation, and dismount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight (using the M60 machine gun).
CONDITIONS: Given an M60 machine gun, an AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight, and TM 11-5855-213-10.
STANDARDS:

Within eight minutes, the crew member will--

  • Mount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight on the M60 machine gun.
  • Place the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight into operation.
  • Dismount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight from the M60 machine gun.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the weapon is cleared.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
8 minutes
13 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to mount the AN/PVS-4 on the M60 machine gun, place the AN/PVS-4 into operation, and dismount the AN/PVS-4 from the M60 machine gun. The weapon is clear. You have eight minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after eight minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 2
Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/PVS-4
Night-Vision Sight (Using the M60 Machine Gun)

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Mounted the AN/PVS-4 on the M60 machine gun.
 a.Moved the bolt latch release lock to the unlocked position (single-shot mode). _____ _____
 b.Pulled the bolt to the rear. _____ _____
 b.Moved the safety switch to the SAFE position. _____ _____
 c.Raised the feed tray cover. _____ _____
 d.Removed the hinge pin from the cover assembly. _____ _____
 e.Placed the hinge pin in the storage position on the left side of the mounting bracket. _____ _____
 f.Inserted the latch into the hinge pin to secure. _____ _____
 g.Placed the mounting bracket on top of the feed tray cover. _____ _____
 h.Inserted the longer hinge pin, supplied with the bracket, through the bracket and cover assembly. _____ _____
 i.Secured the mounting bracket by firmly tightening the wing nuts. _____ _____
 j.Closed the feed tray cover. _____ _____
 k.Mounted the sight to the bracket. _____ _____
 l.Tightened the screw to secure the sight. _____ _____
2.Placed the sight into operation.  
 a.Moved the ON-OFF/TUBE BRIGHTNESS control to the OFF position. _____ _____
 b.Moved the ON-OFF/RETICLE BRIGHTNESS control to the OFF position. _____ _____
 c.Installed the batteries. _____ _____
 d.Pressed eye against the eyeguard. _____ _____
 e.Moved the ON-OFF/TUBE BRIGHTNESS control to the ON position. _____ _____
 f.Adjusted the ON-OFF/TUBE BRIGHTNESS control, as needed. _____ _____
 g.Moved the ON-OFF/RETICLE BRIGHTNESS control to the ON position. _____ _____
 h.Adjusted the ON-OFF/RETICLE BRIGHTNESS control, as needed. _____ _____
 i.Turned the diopter focus ring until a clear image of the reticle was obtained. _____ _____
 j.Turned the objective focus ring until a clear field of view was obtained. _____ _____
3.Dismounted the AN/PVS-4 from an M60 machine gun.  
 a.Moved the ON-OFF/TUBE BRIGHTNESS control to the OFF position. _____ _____
 b.Moved the ON-OFF/RETICLE BRIGHTNESS control to the OFF position. _____ _____
 c.Removed the batteries. _____ _____
 d.Removed the sight from the mounting bracket. _____ _____
 e.Removed the mounting bracket from the feed tray cover. _____ _____
4.Completed all performance measures within eight minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 2A

TASK: Mount, place into operation, and dismount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight (using the M240B machine gun).
CONDITIONS: Given an M240B machine gun, an AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight, and TM 11-5855-213-10.
STANDARDS:

Within eight minutes, the crew member will--

  • Mount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight on the M240B machine gun.
  • Place the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight into operation.
  • Dismount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight from the M240B machine gun.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the weapon is cleared.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
8 minutes
13 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to mount the AN/PVS-4 on the M240B machine gun, place the AN/PVS-4 into operation, and dismount the AN/PVS-4 from the M240B machine gun. The weapon is clear. You have eight minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after eight minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 2A
Mount, Place Into Operation, and Dismount the AN/PVS-4
Night-Vision Sight (Using the M240B Machine Gun)

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Mounted the AN/PVS-4 on the M240B machine gun.
 a.Loosened the mounting knob located on the left side. _____ _____
 b.Placed the bar of the mount in a slot on the rail (made sure the mount did not hang over the edge of the rail). _____ _____
 c.Hand tightened the knob on the mount until two snaps were heard. _____ _____
 d.Confirmed zero. _____ _____
2.Placed the sight into operation.  
 a.Moved the ON-OFF/TUBE BRIGHTNESS control to the OFF position. _____ _____
 b.Moved the ON-OFF/RETICLE BRIGHTNESS control to the OFF position. _____ _____
 c.Installed the batteries. _____ _____
 d.Pressed eye against the eyeguard. _____ _____
 e.Moved the ON-OFF/TUBE BRIGHTNESS control to the ON position. _____ _____
 f.Adjusted the ON-OFF/TUBE BRIGHTNESS control, as needed. _____ _____
 g.Moved the ON-OFF/RETICLE BRIGHTNESS control to the ON position. _____ _____
 h.Adjusted the ON-OFF/RETICLE BRIGHTNESS control, as needed. _____ _____
 i.Turned the diopter focus ring until a clear image of the reticle was obtained. _____ _____
 j.Turned the objective focus ring until a clear field of view was obtained. _____ _____
3.Dismounted the AN/PVS-4 from an M60 machine gun.  
 a.Loosened the mounting knob located on the left side. _____ _____
 b.Tilted the sight to the right and lifted upwards to dismount the sight. _____ _____
4.Completed all performance measures within eight minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 3

TASK: Load, arm, and unload an encased TOW missile.
CONDITIONS: Given an assembled, vehicle-mounted TOW launcher, an encased missile (forward handling ring and electrical connector dust cover in place), and a sector of fire.
STANDARDS:

Within five minutes, the crew member will--

  • Load an encased TOW missile.
  • Arm the TOW launcher.
  • Unload the TOW missile.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the complete vehicle-mounted system is assembled.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to load, arm, and unload an encased TOW missile. You have five minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after five minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 3
Load, Arm, and Unload an Encased TOW Missile

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Loaded an encased TOW missile.
 a.Inspected the missile. _____ _____
 b.Picked up the missile properly. _____ _____
 c.Removed the forward handling ring and clamp. _____ _____
 d.Placed the missile into the TOW launcher correctly. _____ _____
 e.Lowered and locked the bridge clamp. _____ _____
2.Armed an encased TOW missile.
 a.Made sure the backblast area was clear. _____ _____
 b.Raised the arming lever. _____ _____
 c.Announced "UP" to the gunner. _____ _____
3.Unloaded an encased TOW missile.
 a.Followed the correct procedure for unloading a fired TOW missile.  
  (1)     Raised the locking handle. _____ _____
  (2)     Raised the arming lever. _____ _____
  (3)     Removed the launch container. _____ _____
  (4)     Made sure the launch tube was clear of foreign matter. _____ _____
 b.Followed the correct procedure for an unloading an unfired TOW missile.  
  (1)     Lowered the arming lever. _____ _____
  (2)     Raised the locking handle. _____ _____
  (3)     Opened the bridge clamp. _____ _____
  (4)     Removed the missile. _____ _____
  (5)     Replaced the forward handling ring and clamp. _____ _____
  (6)     Tagged the missile (included the date, unit, and name). _____ _____
4.Completed all performance measures within five minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 4

TASK: Perform immediate action procedures for a hangfire or misfire of an M220-A2 TOW missile launcher (mounted on an M966 HMMWV).
CONDITIONS: Given an M220-A2 TOW launcher (loaded and ready to fire) mounted on an M966 HMMWV, an additional encased missile, one squad member to assist, and a sector of fire.
STANDARDS: Within five minutes, perform immediate action procedures for a hangfire or misfire.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the complete TOW system is installed.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to perform immediate action procedures for a hangfire or misfire of an M220-A2 (mounted on an M966). You have five minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after five minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 4
Perform Immediate Action Procedures for a Hangfire or Misfire
of an M220-A2 TOW Missile Launcher (Mounted on an
M966 HMMWV)

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO

Note. Have the examinee attempt to fire the weapon.

1.Continued to track the target for one minute. _____ _____
2. Pressed the trigger a second time. _____ _____
3. Announced "MISFIRE" ("HANGFIRE"). _____ _____
4. Checked the battery in the MGS. _____ _____
5. Checked the MGS coil cable connection. _____ _____
6. Checked the bridge clamp. _____ _____
7. Made sure the missile was armed. _____ _____
8. Pressed the trigger. _____ _____
9. Continued to track the target for one minute. _____ _____
10. Lowered the trigger protective cover. _____ _____
11. Lowered the arming lever. _____ _____
12. Locked the elevation (eight degrees down) and azimuth. _____ _____
13. Removed the missile and placed it the correct distance away. _____ _____
14. Reloaded the launcher. _____ _____
15. Completed all performance measures within five minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 5

TASK: Conduct a system check-out procedure and preoperational inspection on an M220-A2 TOW launcher system and encased missile.
CONDITIONS: Given an M220-A2 TOW launcher (loaded and ready to fire) mounted on an M966 HMMWV, an additional encased missile, one squad member to assist, and a sector of fire.
STANDARDS:

Within 15 minutes, the crew member will--

  • Conduct the system check-out procedure to determine if the launcher will function properly, and correct or report any malfunctions.
  • Perform the preoperational inspection of the encased missile, and report any defects.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the complete TOW system is installed.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
15 minutes
20 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to conduct a system check-out procedure and preoperational inspection on an M220-A2 TOW launcher system and encased missile. You have 15 minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after 15 minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 5
Conduct a System Check-out Procedure and Preoperational
Inspection on an M220-A2 TOW Launcher System and
Encased Missile

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Conducted a system check-out procedure.
 a.Boresighted the weapon. _____ _____
 b.Reported or corrected any malfunctions. _____ _____
2.Performed preoperational inspection of the encased missile.  
 a.Inspected the humidity indicator. _____ _____
 b.Inspected the indexing indicator. _____ _____
 c.Reported all deficiencies. _____ _____
3.Completed all performance measures within 15 minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 6

TASK: Identify combat vehicles.
CONDITIONS: Given pictures or a slide presentation of 30 combat vehicles at ranges between 500 and 1,200 meters, day or night environment.
STANDARDS: Within 11 minutes, the crew member must identify, by nomenclature, 27 of 30 combat vehicles, using day or night sights.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the pictures include the 20 from the required list, 10 from the optional list, and that at least 6 are viewed through a night sight (see Table B-1).

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
11 minutes
16 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to identify combat vehicles. You must correctly identify 27 of 30 vehicles by nomenclature. You will have 12 seconds to view each vehicle and 10 seconds to write your answer on the performance checklist provided. Make sure you do not get out of sequence, or your answers will be incorrect. You have 11 minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after 11 minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

REQUIRED VEHICLES
AMX40
Challenger
Leopard 2
M1 Abrams
Merkava
ZSU23-4
2S1
LAV-25
T62
T72
T72M1
T80
BMP1
BMP2
Bradley M2A2
BRDM2
BTR60PB
M113
Marder
Warrior
OPTIONAL VEHICLES
Main Battle Tanks
T64
T64A
T64B
T64K
T72 M84
Type 59
Type 62
Type 69
Type 79
Type 80
Type 90
Other Tanks
AMX13
AMX30
AMX30 SA
Centurion
Centurion 155
Centurion re
Chieftain
Leopard 1
M48A5
M551 Sheridan
M60A1
M60A3
PT76
PT76 Type 60
T80U
T34 Medium
T54
T55
T55K
Antitank Systems
ASU57
ASU85
AT1 Snapper
AT2 Swatter
AT3 Sagger
AT4 Spigot
AT5 Spandrel
AT6 Spiral
B10
PANHARD VCR HOT
ITV M901
Milan atgm
MT12
RPG2
RPG7
SPG9
SS11 Harpoon ATGM
Swingfire ATGM
Type 52 75-mm
Recoilless Rifle
Type 56 RPG-2
Type 70-1 62-mm
Rocket Launcher
Type 86
Artillery (Self-Propelled/Towed)
2S3
2S4
2S5
2S7
2S9
AL FAO 210-mm
Astros (MRL) 127-mm
Astros (MRL) 180-mm
Astros (MRL) 300-mm
BM21
CGT F1
Dana 152-mm (SP)
G-5 155-mm (towed)
G-6 155-mm (SP)
GCT 155-mm (SP)
GHN-45 155-mm (towed)
M107
M109A1
M109A2
M109A3
M109A6
M110A2
M1972 122-mm
M1973 152-mm
M1974 152-mm (SP)
M1975 130-mm (SP)
M1977 122-mm (SP)
M1978 170-mm (SP)
M1981 122-mm (SP)
M1985 MRL 122-mm (SP)
M1985 MRL 240-mm (SP)
M1989 170-mm
Majnoon 155-mm (SP)
MKF3
MLRS
Type 54-1 122-mm
Type 59 130-mm
Type 85 122-mm
Antiaircraft
AMX DCA 30-2
Chaparral
Gepard
M163A1 Vulcan
Roland
S60
ZPU4
2S6
ZSU57-2
ZU23
Self-Propelled Mortar
M106 107-mm
M125 81-mm
T54 160-mm
Type 85 82-mm
Type 85 120-mm
YW304 82-mm
YW381 120-mm
Miscellaneous
Artillery Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle AVLB
Fox, NBC
Reconnaissance
M728 CEV
M88A1
M9 ACE
PRP-3

Light Armor (APC/IFV/Reconnaissance)

AML
AMX10
AMX10P
AMX10RC
BMD1
BMD 1979/3
BMD2
BMP1K
BMP1KSH
Bradley M2
Bradley M2A1
Bradley M3
Bradley M3A1
Bradley M3A2
BRDM1
BRDM2
AT3BRM2 AT5
BRDM2 RKH
BRDM2 SA9
BRDM2 U
BRM
BRM 1
BTR152
BTR152K
BTR50PK
BTR60PA Cmd
BTR70
BTR80
BTRD
Charrua
Condor
Cougar EE-9
Cascavel
EE-11
FOX
FV432
IPR
IRM
Jaquar 1
Jaquar 2
Luchs
M113A3
M3 APC (Fr)
MCT (S)
Ferret MK1
Ferret MK2
MTLB
NFV-1NVH-1
OT64
OT65
PSZH-IV
Ratel
Rooikat
Saxon
Scimitar
Scorpion
Striker
VAB
WZ523
WZ551
YW531
YW534

Table B-1. Combat Vehicle Slides.


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 6
Identify Combat Vehicles

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

1. ______________________________ 16. _______________________________

2. ______________________________ 17. _______________________________

3. ______________________________ 18. _______________________________

4. ______________________________ 19. _______________________________

5. ______________________________ 20. _______________________________

6. ______________________________ 21. _______________________________

7. ______________________________ 22. _______________________________

8. ______________________________ 23. _______________________________

9. ______________________________ 24. _______________________________

10. _____________________________ 25. _______________________________

11. _____________________________ 26. _______________________________

12. _____________________________ 27. _______________________________

13. _____________________________ 28. _______________________________

14. _____________________________ 29. _______________________________

15. _____________________________ 30. _______________________________

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 7

TASK: Determine if a target can be engaged by an M220-series TOW launcher system.
CONDITIONS: Given a TOW launcher system (mounted on an M966 HMMWV and positioned to fire) and ten scaled targets.
STANDARDS: Within one minute, using either the night sight, binoculars, or day sight tracker, determine whether each of the ten targets is within range and can be engaged.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the complete TOW system is installed. Target array consists of ten vehicles; a minimum of two targets must be placed out of range and two targets placed where they cannot be engaged due to obstacles.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
1 minutes
6 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to determine if a target can be engaged by an M220-series launcher system. You must correctly identify which targets can be engaged. You have one minute to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after one minute, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 7
Determine If a Target Can be Engaged by an M220-Series
TOW Launcher System

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Using either the night sight, binoculars, or day sight tracker:
 a.Determined if targets were in range. _____ _____
 b.Determined if targets could be engaged. _____ _____
3.Completed performance measure within one minute. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 8

TASK: Prepare an antiarmor range card.
CONDITIONS: Given a TOW system mounted on an M966 HMMWV, a designated firing position, a sector of fire, target reference points, a blank standard range card, a pencil, and a compass.
STANDARDS:

Within 15 minutes, the crew member will prepare an antiarmor range card that illustrates a representative sketch of the terrain including--

  • Weapon symbol.
  • Location of weapon system (a series of arrows drawn from a reference point to the weapon position, to include azimuth and distance).
  • Sector of fire:
  • - Complete boundaries (left and right sector limits).
    - All deadspace.
    - Maximum engagement lines (MEL).

  • All prominent terrain features (natural and man-made).
  • All target locations and TRPs:
  • - Deflection.
    - Elevation.
    - Range.
    - Ammunition.
    - Description.
    - TRP number.

  • Magnetic north arrow.
  • Marginal data or data section that shows--
  • - Interval between circles.
    - Unit designation.
    - Time and date of preparation.
    - Firing position designation (primary, alternate, or supplementary).

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that an appropriate sector of fire is available.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
15 minutes
20 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to complete an antiarmor range card. You will be given the following information: type of position, type of weapon system, left and right limits, and any target reference points. (Give the information to the crew.) You have 15 minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after 15 minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 8
Prepare an Antiarmor Range Card

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Completed an antiarmor range card.
 a.Used the correct weapon symbol. _____ _____
 b.Marked the location of the weapon system from a reference point. _____ _____
 c.Marked the sector of fire:
  (1)     Left and right limits. _____ _____
  (2)     Deadspace. _____ _____
  (3)     MELs. _____ _____
  (4)     Target information for all TRPs and deflection for mounted weapons other than TOW (can be given by clock position). _____ _____
 d.Used magnetic north indicator. _____ _____
 e.Completed the identification data:
  (1)     Unit designation. _____ _____
  (2)     Time and date of preparation. _____ _____
  (3)     Type of firing position. _____ _____
  (4)     Bumper number. _____ _____
 f.Marked the position properly (staked it in). _____ _____
2.Completed all performance measures within 15 minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 9

TASK: Assemble the M220-A2 TOW launcher system.
CONDITIONS: Given a disassembled M220-A2 TOW launcher system, with all components.
STANDARDS: Within five minutes, assemble the M220-A2 TOW launcher system so it is safe to fire.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the ground is solid and slopes less than 30 degrees.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to assemble the M220-A2 TOW launcher system. The weapon has been cleared. You have five minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after five minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 9
Assemble the M220-A2 TOW Launcher System

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Set up the tripod. _____ _____
2. Installed the traversing unit. _____ _____
3. Installed the launch tube. _____ _____
4. Mounted the day sight tracker. _____ _____
5. Mounted the night sight tracker. _____ _____
6. Installed battery in the MGS. _____ _____
7. Connected the coil to the MGS. _____ _____
8. Connected the battery power conditioner to the night sight. _____ _____
9. Completed all performance measures within five minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 10

TASK: Install an M220-A2 TOW launcher system and an encased missile on an M966 HMMWV.
CONDITIONS: Given an M966 HMMWV, a complete M220-A2 TOW launcher system that has passed the system check-out, an encased TOW missile, and a TOW crew.
STANDARDS: Within five minutes, install and secure (with available straps) an M220-A2 TOW launcher system on an M966 HMMWV.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that all equipment is removed from the M966 HMMWV.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to install an M220-A2 TOW launcher system and an encased missile on an M966 HMMWV. You have five minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after five minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 10
Install an M220-A2 TOW Launcher System and an Encased
Missile on an M966 HMMWV

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Adjusted the gunner's platform. _____ _____
2. Installed the MGS (with the TOW vehicle power cable or battery assembly). _____ _____
3. Installed the battery or batteries. _____ _____
4. Stowed the collimator on the right shelf. _____ _____
5. Loaded the missile and secured all latches and straps. _____ _____
6. Stowed the night sight tracker. _____ _____
7. Stowed the traversing unit. _____ _____
8. Stowed the launch tube. _____ _____
9. Stowed the optical sight. _____ _____
10. Stowed the battery power conditioner. _____ _____
11. Stowed the AN/RAS-4 battery case or spare battery pack. _____ _____
12. Stowed the tripod. _____ _____
13. Completed all performance measures within five minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TEST ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
Station 11

TASK: Place an M966 HMMWV in the ready-to-fire configuration.
CONDITIONS: Given an M966 HMMWV, a complete M220-A2 TOW launcher system installed on the M966, and a TOW crew.
STANDARDS: Within five minutes, prepare the M966 HMMWV and the M220-A2 TOW launcher system for firing.

PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:

PRETEST PREPARATION:

Make sure the equipment is operational, and that the complete TOW launcher system is installed.

TEST PLANNING TIME:

Administrative:
Test:
Total:
5 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEE:

"At this station, you will be tested on your ability to place an M966 HMMWV in the ready-to-fire configuration. You have five minutes to complete this test. Do you understand these instructions? (Answer questions.) You may begin." (Start the time.)

If the examinee has not completed the task after five minutes, announce "STOP," loud enough for the examinee to hear.

Note. If it appears that the examinee is going to damage the equipment or injure himself, announce "STOP."


PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST FOR STATION 11
Place an M966 HMMWV in the Ready-to-Fire Configuration

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Released the hatch cover latches. _____ _____
2. Removed the MGS from the stowed position (removed the MGS cover). _____ _____
3. Positioned the weapon station. _____ _____
4. Installed the MGS on the tray. _____ _____
5. Installed the traversing unit. _____ _____
6. Installed the launch tube. _____ _____
7. Connected the coil cable to the MGS. _____ _____
8. Installed the optical sight. _____ _____
9. Installed the night sight. _____ _____
10. Connected all cables. _____ _____
11. Completed all performance measures within five minutes. _____ _____

EVALUATOR'S NAME: ____________________________________________________

TEST DATE: _____________________________________________________________

OVERALL SCORE: GO/NO-GO

REMARKS: ______________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


TOW GUNNERY SKILLS TEST
Overall ScoreSheet

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________

GONO-GO
1.Clear, disassemble (field strip), assemble, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action on an M60 machine gun. _____ _____
1A. Clear, disassemble (field strip), assemble, perform a function check, load, and perform immediate action on an M240B machine gun. _____ _____
2. Mount, place into operation, and dismount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight (using the M60 machine gun). _____ _____
2A. Mount, place into operation, and dismount the AN/PVS-4 night-vision sight (using the M240B machine gun). _____ _____
3. Load, arm, and unload an encased TOW missile. _____ _____
4. Perform immediate action procedures for a hangfire or misfire of an M220-A2 TOW missile launcher (mounted on an M966 HMMWV). _____ _____
5. Conduct a system check-out procedure and preoperational inspection on an M220-A2 TOW launcher system and encased missile. _____ _____
6. Identify combat vehicles. _____ _____
7. Determine if a target can be engaged by an M220-series TOW launcher system. _____ _____
8. Prepare an antiarmor range card. _____ _____
9. Assemble the M220-A2 TOW launcher system. _____ _____
10. Install an M220-A2 TOW launcher system and an encased missile on an M966 HMMWV. _____ _____
11. Place an M966 HMMWV in the ready-to-fire configuration. _____ _____

NAME ______________________________ UNIT________________________________

GRADE _______________________ DUTY POSITION ___________________________