CONTROLLED LAUNCH OF BAY (Contd)
Once the rear guides are released, only the winch cable
secures the bay to the BAP. Personnel must not mount
the BAP and must stand clear of the transporter. The
bay could shift, release, or fall from the transporter
resulting in injury or death to personnel.
q. Set both rear guides (9) in full OUT position by rotating handle (11) until
rear guide (9) is disengaged, then move rear guide (9) outboard until latch
pin (10) engages rear guide (9).
Do not exceed 4 ft (1.2 m) maximum fording depth or
damage to equipment may result.
r. Back transporter into water to top of rear axle hubs, for controlled launch of
interior bay, and to top of rear axle tire rims for controlled launch of ramp
bay, then apply service brake (8), move transmission selector lever (7) to
N (neutral), and pull PARKING BRAKE control (6) out.