p. Apply the brakes sooner and press the service brake pedal (Figure 12. 15. (11))
lightly to give early warning that the launch vehicle will slow or stop.
q. Downshift, if necessary, when slowing or stopping the launch vehicle on slick
Equipment damage. Park in shelter when possible, if shelter is not available; park so the
front of the launch vehicle does not face wind. Place planks or brush under wheels so the
launch vehicle will not freeze in place.
Equipment damage. The fuel/water separator should be drained before topping off the fuel
tank. Keep the fuel tank as full as possible during cold operations. Water forms in empty
fuel tank as it cools. Water in the fuel system could freeze and block the system.
Keep the windshield, windows, mirrors, headlights, stoplights and body lights
clean and free of snow and ice. Use the defroster (Figure 12. 15. (12)) and the
windshield wipers to keep windshield free of snow and ice.
Drive slowly and test the brakes after driving through slush or water. If the brakes
slip, do the following:
a. Continue to drive slowly.
b. Apply moderate pressure on the service brake pedal (Figure 12. 15. (11)) to
cause slight brake drag.
When the brakes are dry and no longer slip, let up on the service brake pedal
d. Resume normal driving speed.