BRIDGE BAY LAUNCHING INTRODUCTION
Perform all operator's before-preventive maintenance (WP 0034) checks prior to operating
the CBT and/or BAP. Ensure all checks and adjustments have been completed by field level
This section contains instructions for safely operating the CBT and BAP under usual conditions.
Instructions for safely operating the vehicle in unusual conditions are covered in WP 0017 through WP 0022
of this manual.
PREPARATION FOR USE
A site survey must be conducted to ensure site meets criteria cited in warnings below. Failure
to complete a site survey may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
· Use a ground guide for all bridging operations. The vehicle may crash into an obstruction
or contact power lines. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
· Prior to performing bridging operations, conduct a site survey to ensure that side-to-side
slope does not exceed 8 percent (5 degrees), ground in the transport area is firm, area
around vehicle is free of personnel and obstructions, and overhead clearance is at least
22 ft. 2 in. (6.7 m) above the loading area. Failure to conduct a site survey could cause
the vehicle to slip, turn over, crash into an obstruction, or contact power lines. Failure to
comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
· Water velocity should not be greater than 5 ft. (1.5 m) per second. Refer to TM
5-5420-209-12 or TM 5-5420-278-10 for water velocity requirements for all launch
conditions. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
A site survey must be conducted to ensure the site meets the criteria cited in the warning above.