FREE LAUNCH OF BAY (Contd)
u. Set both BAP hold-down locks (12) in DISENGAGED position by pulling out
v. Disconnect RCU cable (10) from receptacle (11), and stow remote control unit
(14) and RCU cable (10) in stowage box (15).
All personnel must stand clear of transporter prior to
removing safety pin from air release control valve lever.
Once safety pin is removed, use caution not to
accidentally pull or catch lanyard or a premature free
launch may occur. Failure to comply may result in
damage to equipment or possible injury or death to
w. Just prior to backing transporter, carefully remove safety pin (17) from
control valve lever (16).
Do not exceed 4 ft (1.2 m) maximum fording depth or
damage to equipment may result.
Perform step x if launch site bank height is 0, or perform
step y if bank height is between 0 and 60 in. (152 cm).
x. Back transporter into water to top of rear axle hubs, for free launch of
interior bay, and to top of rear axle tire rims for free launch of ramp bay,
then apply service brake (20), move transmission selector lever (19) to N
(neutral), and pull PARKING BRAKE control (18) out.
y. Back transporter up to river bank so that rear axle tires are approximately
2 ft (0.6 m) from edge of bank , then apply service brake (20), move
transmission selector lever (19) to N (neutral), and pull PARKING BRAKE
control (18) out.