Figure 2-51. Antipersonnel warheads for the 2.75-inch rocket.
The M259, also shown in Figure 2-52, is a WP smoke warhead that is designed to provide a screening smoke.
This warhead has an aluminum casing, a nose cone, and a mechanical, set-back-actuated, fixed-time fuze. Its
color code is light green with red markings. The DODIC for the M259 is H116.
The M257 is an illuminating warhead. (Refer to Figure 2-52.) It is designed to provide helicopters with the ability
to illuminate a target from a safe standoff distance. The warhead body is of aluminum, and contains a set-back-
actuated, fixed-time fuze. Its color code is an olive-drab body with white markings. The DODIC for the M257 is
The term "guided missile" refers to a missile that can be directed to its target either by self-reacting devices (laser
guided), by command from outside the missile, or through wire links between the missile and an aiming device.
Guided missiles may be shipped completely assembled or as major components to be assembled in the field.
They are classified according to their launch origins and target destinations, and also according to their missions.
The basic designations based on origin and destination are surface-to-surface missile (SSM), surface-to-air
missile (SAM), and air-to-surface missile (ASM). The basic designations based on mission are HE, HEAT, and
anti-aircraft. Only the smaller guided missiles will be covered in this subcourse.
Dragon. The M222 Dragon is a medium HEAT SSM. Shown in Figure 2-53, it is issued with a launcher as a
complete round. It is fired from the shoulder or from ground vehicles. This missile is infrared-tracked and wire-
guided to the target. Upon impact, a