This chapter introduces the operator to the M992 CARRIER, AMMUNITION, TRACKED.
Information found in Chapter 1 includes:
Brief description and purpose of the M992
Statement of intended vehicle use
Reference to documents which pertain to the operator
List of abbreviations used throughout this manual
Vehicle data and specifications
Location and description of equipment essential for successful mission
Technical principles of operation for various complex M992 systems
Chapter 1 is divided into the following sections:
Section I GENERAL INFORMATION
Section II EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
Section Ill TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
This manual contains information you need to operate the M992 CARRIER,
AMMUNITION, TRACKED. The primary use of the M992 is to provide overland transport
of 155mm projectiles and charges from ammunition depots to howitzers in the field.
Included are instructions for the proper use of on-board ammunition handling and stowage
equipment, as well as driving and crew maintenance procedures.
In terms of driving capabilities and limitations, the M992 is comparable to the M109A2 SP
howitzer. The speed, mobility and maneuverability of the M992 equals that of the M109A2,
making the M992 well-suited for efficient re-supply of ammunition to M109A2 howitzers.
Maintenance Forms And Records
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be
those prescribed by DA Pam 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System