Starting and Charging. A generator with a regulator keeps batteries charged to operating voltage. A starter
with a built-in solenoid is used to crank the engine for starting.
Ventilation and Heating. Fresh air for the crew is provided by a vent aft of the cargo hatch. The M577A2 has
a compartment blower to exhaust air from inside the M577A2 into the power plant compartment. Heating is
provided by a forced air heater.
Bilge Pumps. Two pumps, one in the front and one in the rear of the earner, remove any water that may have
entered the carrier.
Chemical Agent Automatic Alarm Kit (see Chapter 2, PMCS and page 44-1).
Drivers Windshield Kit (page 30-1).
Engine Coolant Heater Kit (page 32-1).
Litter Kit (page 36-1).
Machine Gun Armor Shield Kit (page 38-1).
NBC Kit (page 17-30).
NBC Mounting Kit (page 43-1).
Personnel Heater Kit (page 29-1).