RAMP BAY TO INTERIOR BAY CONNECTION
All personnel must wear approved life jackets while on
the bay. Failure to comply may result in injury or death
Extreme caution should be taken when connecting bays.
Bays come together with extreme force and injury or
death to personnel may result.
IRB bays must be secured after launch prior to bay-to-
When connecting IFB bays with IRB bays, refer to TM
5-5420-209-12 for operating instructions unique to IFB
a. Approach interior bay (2) from downstream.
Do not place upper coupling levers in the open position
(hanging over end of bay) before bays can be connected;
levers should be left in receptacle blocks until the exact
moment prior to closing. Failure to comply may result
in damage to equipment.
Check bays before connecting to ensure lower lockpins
are fully retracted.
b. Align ramp bay (1) longitudinally with interior bay (2) so that yoke and lower
main coupling connecting eyes (3) align, then pull bays together using ropes.