a. Loading/Unloading a Bridge to/from a Launcher - CONT
Refer to paragraph 2-1, Use of Controls and Indicators, for the operation of levers.
The following launch and retrieval procedures are for use by maintenance
personnel only when testing newly assembled or repaired bridge assemblies.
Refer to Operator's Manual, TM 55420-226-10 for operating instructions
for the M48A5, or TM 5-420-202-10 for the M60Al.
(1) Loading. (Refer to the illustration below).
(a) Drive the launcher (1) to a point so the tongue (2) will align with the bridge (3).
(b) Align the tongue pintles (4) with the holes in the bridge's lifting diaphragm (5). Obtain this
alignment by operating the tongue cylinder lever (lever #2) and the overhead cylinder lever
(lever #1) on the hydraulic control panel (valve bank) in the launcher as required.
(c) Place the transmission shifter (lever #6) in first gear, "L" position. Move the launcher forward.
Keep the pintles (4) in line until they are seated in the lifting diaphragm (5).
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