5 - 051 LAUNCH FRAME - ARTICULATOR CYLINDER CROSS MEMBER
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Tool Kit, General Mechanic's, Automotive (GMTK)
Thread locking compound, loctite 243
CRUSH INJURY. THE ARTICULATOR CROSS MEMBER IS HEAVY. BEFORE
REMOVING THE ARTICULATOR CROSS MEMBER SHOOT BOLTS ENSURE THAT
THE WEIGHT OF THE LAUNCH FRAME ASSEMBLY IS SUPPORTED.
The Articulator Cross Member is attached to the Slide Frame with two shoot bolts. Before
releasing the shoot bolts ensure that the weight of the Launch Frame is supported. Attach
a crane with two 3 Ton slings, one sling should be attached to each of the grab handles (7)
on the launch frame, use a suitable device to prevent the slings compressing into the
Launch Beam Drive (6).
Support the weight of the launch frame assembly using a lifting device and sling.
Support the weight of the articulator cross member (1).
Release the shoot bolt assemblies (2) securing the articulator assembly to the slide frame
Disconnect the articulator cylinders (5) at the articulator cross member. See unit
maintenance procedure 5-050.
Remove the articulator cross member (1).
Check the articulator cross member for damage.
If required the shoot bolt (8) can be removed by turning the shoot bolt handle (9) counter-
clockwise. and withdrawing the shoot bolt (8).