Parking in Hot Weather (continued)
Lubricate weapons more often than in moderate weather because oil evaporates.
OPERATING IN HUMID OR SALTY ENVIRONMENTS
When operating in humid or salty climates, you must protect your vehicle against rust and
Check vehicle often for rust and fungus. Clean and lubricate areas where either is
evident. Pay particular attention to:
Hydraulic tank components.
Vision devices (periscopes, lenses).
Recesses and low areas where moisture may collect.
Wherever paint is chipped, touch-up paint is required immediately to prevent rusting.
Lubricate weapons more often.
OPERATING IN DUSTY OR SANDY ENVIRONMENTS
Observe the following precautions:
Park vehicle under shelter; if none is available, cover vehicle with tarpaulins.
Keep all weapons lubricated and covered when not in use.
Before firing machine gun, remove lubricants from bolt assembly, receiver, trigger,
feed tray, cover assembly, barrel, and other moving parts.
Normal fording (without extra equipment) is allowable to a
depth up to 42 inches. Make sure hull plates are installed prior
to fording operations. Check for soft mud or sandy bottoms.
Reduce 42-inch fording depth by estimated amount of vehicle
Make sure all access plates and 15 drain plug assemblies are installed on bottom of hull.