Section III. FORDING
DEEP WATER FORDING. DO NOT FORD WATER UNLESS ITS DEPTH IS KNOWN. WATER
DEEPER THAN 4FT (1.2 M) MAY ENTER THE LAUNCH VEHICLE. FAILURE TO OBSERVE
THIS INSTRUCTION COULD RESULT IN PERSONNEL INJURY.
Equipment damage. Ensure both the cab floor drain caps are securely in place before
attempting to ford water. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Ensure the depth of fording site is not more than 4ft. (1.2 m).
Ensure the bottom at fording site is firm enough that 4ft. (1.2 m) maximum fording
depth will not be exceeded and the launch vehicle will not become mired.
Ensure all the electrical control box covers are closed and secured. All electrical
plugs are connected or dust caps fitted.
Stop the launch vehicle at edge of water.
If the brakes have been used heavily and are hot, allow drums and shoes to cool
before entering the water if possible.
Ensure the engine is operating correctly before entering the water.
Set the CTIS rotary selector switch (Figure 12. 21. (2)) to desired position.