1. If any surfaces of the launcher components are coated with rust preventive compound, remove
the coating with dry cleaning solvent.
2. Paint the equipment in accordance with unit camouflage requirements.
3. Follow instructions specified on tag DD Form 1397 regarding processing record and stowage of
the vehicle and its equipment if the vehicle is not to be placed into immediate service. Tag DD
Form 1397 will be found in the driver's compartment, attached to the steering control or
transmission shift lever. If the using organization plans to place the vehicle into immediate
a. Open each wooden box and container.
b. Check packing list against Basic Issue Items (BII) list in TM 5-5420-202-10 to make sure all
items have been received.
c. Open inner packs and remove material.
d. Degrease equipment such as tools and hardware as necessary.
4. Stow basic issue items as indicated in TM 5-5420-202-10.
5. Check hydraulic level in reservoir in accordance with TM 5-5420-202-10. While falling, check
for leaks at filter connections, drain plugs, link quick disconnects, and valves.
6. Ensure parking brake is set. Start engine. Check hydraulic system for leaks. Shut down engine
and correct leaks if any are found.
7. Check operation of all controls (TM 5-5420-202-10).
8. perform preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) (page 2-4).
9. Equipment faults found during preliminary servicing or during the break-in period will be
corrected by the using organization or by the supporting maintenance unit as appropriate,
depending upon the nature of the fault.
10. Serious equipment faults which appear to involve unsatisfactory design or material will be
reported using SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report), as prescribed in DA PAM 738-750, The Army
Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).