A photo of a manual for the Ukrainian military on the use of the British NLAW ATGM appeared on the Web. The manual is written in a lively syllable and provided with illustrations, and the Ukrainian language gives the document a unique charm.
- Work with the product begins with its inspection. If the round lid has fallen out and the pipe is empty, you have come across a used ATGM. Throw it into the bushes, then sell it at an online military auction," the manual advises.
If the NLAW was not fired, make sure that the power supply is connected to it, a black box. If it is not there, find it and attach it. It is inserted poorly, with effort, but you will cope, the author of the manual encourages.
Place the product on the right shoulder with the thick end forward so that the recess in the soft black case is at the top left. With your right hand, grasp the handle with buttons and twirlers. Do not press or twist anything. With your left hand, flip the optical sight sideways.
- Grasp the left handle with your left hand. Do not ask why the "+" and "-" buttons are above it, and do not press them," the manual advises.
Look through the scope at the target and make sure that it is the enemy. If you want the rocket to explode after a direct hit, you need to flip the checkbox to the DA position. If you need the missile to explode over the target, flip the flag to the OTA position. Another check box sets the distance to the target. If it is less than 100 meters, turn it to the 20m position. If the distance is more than 100 meters and there are other metal objects between the operator and the target, the switch is set to the 100m position.
The crosshair of the optical sight must be aimed at the forehead of the tank turret. While continuing to aim, slide the red fuse to the left with your right thumb until it clicks. If you change your mind about shooting, you can return it to its place with the black key. While leading the target, turn the lever to the right with your index finger until it stops. After three to five seconds, while continuing to guide the target, gently press the black round button under your thumb.
Recall that the UK supplied Ukraine with several thousand NLAW anti-tank missiles from its arsenals.