D O S A N D D O N ' T S F OR
O P E R A T I O N I N E X T R E ME
Do be alert for the effects of cold
on the carrier.
Do install air inlet and exhaust
grill covers and adjust for
Do start engine coolant heater as
soon as you stop for more than a
Do read FM 21-306 to learn
about the methods and special
hazards of driving on snow, ice,
and unusual terrrain.
Do park in shelter whenever you
can. If theres no shelter, park so
the carrier doesnt face the wind.
Do, if you cant park in shelter,
put a footing of planks or brush
under the tracks so they wont
get frozen in. Clean off snow, ice,
or mud as soon as you can.
Do drain fuel filters as soon as
you can. Close valves when clean
Do fill the fuel tank as soon as
you can. Water collects in an
empty tank when it cools down.
Ice will block fuel flow.
C O LD
Do keep the carrier covered as
much as you can. Use
tarpaulins or anything available
to protect the carrier. Cover
machine gun when youre not
using it. Keep gun clean and
Do remove drain plugs when
water collects in hull.
Do your AFTER operation
preventive maintenance checks
and services (PMCS) .
Dont operate lights or electrical
equipment for very long when
coolant heater is ON.
Dont run engine while coolant
heater is operating.
Dont let the ends of tarpaulins
touch the ground. They could
freeze in place.
Dont touch external metal
surfaces with bare hands.
Hands could freeze to the metal
Dont leave the brakes locked
when you stop. If water is
present, it could freeze them in
the locked position.
GO TO NEXT PAGE