PROPELLING-CHARGE STOWAGE AREAS (continued)
M203 canisters should not be stowed on top layer of right rear
top shelf. Six canisters can be stowed on bottom layer on
this shelf, with restraint bar in front.
M203 canisters should not be stowed in left rear top shelf at
all, to avoid interference with rear door controls.
3. Place propelling-charge canisters in specified stowage areas (p. 2-169). When loading
canisters into stowage boxes above projectile rack assemblies, push canisters fully toward
front of vehicle so that flange of canisters (2) drops into slots (1) at bottom of box. This will
lock canisters into place.
When long canisters are stowed on
same shelf with short canisters, long
canisters should be placed on
bottom row with short canisters
strapped tightly on top. The restraint
bar should be placed in front of long
To ensure canisters are secured
properly with ratcheting strap,
canisters should be stacked in
pyramid style so that fewer canisters
are on the top layer than the bottom.
4. Remove straps from hold-open hooks
and tighten hold-down straps (3) at each
canister stowage area.