Section II. DRIVING THE LAUNCH VEHICLE
5.2 DRIVING THE LAUNCH VEHICLE AND PLS TRUCKS WITH
OR WITHOUT TRAILERS
The maximum speed of each M1977 CBT and M1075 PLS based launch vehicle,
with or without trailers, should be limited to 40 mph when operated on improved
roads. If traversal of cross-country terrain is necessary to access an operation site
then the M1977 CBT and M1075 PLS based launch vehicle, with or without trailers,
should be limited to a maximum speed of 15 mph. The M1076 trailers should be
limited to a maximum speed of 10 mph on Belgian block, cobblestone, or surfaces
with heavy washboard, ruts, or potholes.
Operating on Sloping Ground
Caution must be exercised when operating the DSB vehicles and trailers on slopes.
The DSB vehicles should be limited to side slopes not to exceed 20%. The
possibility of rollover exists on any slope (including level), but will be minimized
provided that operating speeds are kept to a minimum, no sudden steering inputs
are made, and depressions are avoided when traversing undulating terrain.
Operators must be made aware of these operating characteristics and limitations.