Refer to FM 21-305 for additional information on driving in dangerous conditions.
If the rear of the launch vehicle skids, do the following:
b. Steer in same direction in which the launch vehicle is skidding.
When the launch vehicle is under control, press service brake pedal (Figure 12.
d. Steer the launch vehicle on straight course and slowly press the throttle control
If the launch vehicle starts to slide while climbing hill, do the following:
b. Steer the launch vehicle in direction of slide until the launch vehicle stops.
Slowly press the throttle control (Figure 12. 16. (10)) and steer the launch
vehicle on straight course.
Equipment damage. Do not change the CTIS setting when cornering or when wheels are
slipping. Damage to drive line may result.
If absolutely necessary for better traction, set CTIS rotary selection switch (Figure
12. 14 (9))
to EMERGENCY position. Drive
at low speed (five mph (eight km/h))
when the tire air pressures are reduced.
Refer to FM 20-22 for detailed information on launch vehicle recovery.
If the launch vehicle becomes stuck, do the following:
a. Shovel a clear path ahead of each wheel. Put boards, brush, or similar material
in cleared paths to get better traction. Set CTIS rotary selection switch (Figure
low and engage the transfer case lockup switch . Drive at low speed (five mph
(eight km/h)) if in transit, or dead slow if deploying the launch vehicle, only when
tire air pressures are reduced.
b. If there is any possibility of the A-frame feet slipping when deploying or stowing
the launch vehicle on ice or snow, ground stakes should be driven in to avoid
If the launch vehicle remains stuck, use another vehicle to winch or tow the stuck
launch vehicle. Always fully stow the launching equipment and follow correct