Procedures for the Manual
and Electrical Ignition
of Smoke Pots
The procedures for igniting the M5 smoke pots
manually are described in Figure 17.
The procedures for igniting the M5 smoke pot
electrically are described in Figure 18.
The procedures for igniting the M4A2 floating smoke
pot manually are described below.
Step 1. Remove the quick-release clamp and outer
cover, exposing the fuze assembly.
Step 2. Hold the fuze level firmly against the fuze
body and pull the safety pin as shown in Figure 9.
Step 3. Lift the smoke pot by the handle and drop it
into the water, releasing the safety pin.
The M4A2 floating smoke pots must be vented for at
least five minutes within 24 hours before firing. This is
done by removing the adhesive tape from two of the three
vent holes in the inside cover. Recover the vent holes
with adhesive tape prior to firing. Never lift the smoke
pot by safety pin.
Figure 18. Electrical ignition.
Figure 19. Pulling the safety pin.