SYSTEMS OPERATION - Continued
HULL-EXTERIOR. This section describes towing hooks and pintle, hull access covers, fenders
and stowage boxes, hull body covers and hatches, and escape hatch.
(A) TOWING HOOKS AND PINTLE. Towing cables can be attached to front- or rear-mounted
hooks so vehicle can be towed or used to tow another vehicle. Towing pintle, mounted
on rear of vehicle, used to attach towing bar to tow another vehicle or tank.
HULL ACCESS COVERS. Provide access to various interior hull openings so maintenance
work can be done on vehicle parts.
(C) FENDERS AND STOWAGE BOXES. Stowage boxes are mounted to fenders and provide
storage space for vehicle equipment and tools.
(D) HULL BODY COVERS AND HATCHES. Covers and hatches provide openings into hull
from out side for maintenance, brake and transmission adjustment, and drainage.
ESCAPE HATCH. Escape hatch located on hull floor allows for exit in emergencies.
A single-action dump handle and mechanism dumps the hatch.