Section II. LAUNCH VEHICLE SET-UP
Launch Vehicle Preparation For Use
LOSS OF HEARING. PERSONNEL MUST WEAR HEARING PROTECTIVE DEVICES WHEN
OPERATING THE CRANE DURING LAUNCH AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS OR WHEN
WORKING WITHIN 10FT (3M) OF A LAUNCH VEHICLE AT HIGH ENGINE IDLE.
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
PERSONNEL MUST WEAR HARD HATS, PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND SAFETY
Operation of hydraulic systems that contain insufficient fluid will cause damage to the
system and slow response. Make sure the level of hydraulic fluid in the reservoir is
correct before commencement of operations.
This section describes the operations required to partially ready the launcher prior to deployment
from the staging area to the launch site.
When an item on the vehicle or launcher is referred to as front or rear, left or right, the cab
is taken as the front of the launch vehicle, all references are taken as if personnel are
looking forward towards the cab. Therefore, if the left hand side A-frame leg is being
discussed, the A-frame leg on the launch vehicle's left hand side is the item being
When referring to the launch beam the front of the beam is to be taken as the far bank and
the rear is taken as the near bank, it follows therefore that the front carriage is the far bank
carriage, and the rear carriage is the home bank carriage.
Releasing the Tail lift and Far Bank Support
Remove the R clip and extract the shootbolt supporting the rear of the mudguard
Remove the R clips from the mudguard front securing peg.
Remove the mudguards and stow clear of the vehicle.
Replace the R clips, from the front mudguard securing peg, back into the mudguard
ready for use on mudguard refit.
Replace the R clips, from the rear mudguard shootbolt on the vehicle, back into the
shootbolt ready for use on mudguard refit.