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A framework of poles erected around a vehicle can support the tarpaulin. Batteries should be filled with 1. These heaters are multifuel, pot-type burners. See Figure for sample auxiliary power receptacles.
Daylight can be scarce in cold climates. Exercise care when towing cold-soaked vehicles.
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are included. More mechanics are needed to maintain equipment in cold weather operations Figure Planning is critical to the success and survival of units operating in cold weather.
To get maximum effectiveness when charging NICAD batteries, one must destroy the charging memory characteristic of the battery.
However, cracking may result if heat is applied directly to cold windshields or other vehicle glass. If the vehicle does not mf a preheater, an insulated battery box can help maintain specific gravity at higher levels for longer periods. Support units must be prepared to handle and transport the added volume of ammunition. This time lag cannot be overemphasized and must be included in all planning.
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One of the greatest hindrances to successful military operations in a winter environment is the effect of cold on batteries.
Capability to store and issue antifreeze materials, fuels, hydraulic fluids, and lubricants. The materials normally required to prepare equipment for operation in cold weather are listed in Appendix B. Proper training prevents many failures of materiel and injuries to operators. As a result, logistical planning must be continuous and aggressive, making use of all modes of transportation. It must be added to protect the driver and assistant driver where colder temperatures are expected.
Personnel should avoid leaning on cold-soaked equipment equipment that has been standing in sub-zero temperatures for an extended period or kneeling and lying on the ground.
Special Considerations Procedures for Lubricating Weapons. Cold conditions tend to increase security problems because soldiers want to keep warm and sleep indoors.
Soldiers must check battery charges using hydrometers and testers. Maintenance, supply, and engineer units may require augmentation. The present generation cm power plant heaters are water coolant type, thermostatically controlled to heat the engine block and the water pillow below the batteries.
The proper antifreeze materials are critical for cold operations.
It then quickly loses its elasticity and becomes brittle. This equipment is issued in fmm kits. Every precaution must be taken to maintain soldier safety and ensure equipment is functioning properly. A tarpaulin should be placed under each vehicle to catch parts that may be dropped.
Extreme care must be taken in handling cables at low temperatures.
In some geographical locations, DA has approved the use of the NATO standard heater because of its improved arctic operating capability and lower maintenance requirements. Failure to follow this guidance can cause injury to personnel and damage to equipment, besides limiting 92-07 accomplishment.
Operation & Maintenance of Ordnance in Cold Weather FM 9 207
Although equipment is designed to function in the cold, it will be less reliable, thereby increasing maintenance, time, and supply problems. The availability of maintenance facilities can be critical to the maintenance mission. Placing equipment in proper mechanical condition before the onset of cold weather requires time for necessary and careful disassembly, repair, cleaning, and reassembly.
Vehicle recovery is often extremely dm due to reduced mechanical capacity, ice, snow, and limited approach routes. When performing maintenance under arctic winter conditions, a box or pan should be used to hold small parts.