FORWARD LAUNCH BEAM
This task covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's,
Thread locking compound, loctite 243
CRUSH INJURY. THE FORWARD LAUNCH BEAM IS HEAVY 1323 LB (600 KG).
Remove the far bank support (6). See unit maintenance procedure 5-074.
Remove the upper winch rope (2). See direct support maintenance procedure 6-014.
Remove the lower winch rope (4). See direct support maintenance procedure 6-015.
Remove the far bank and home carriage (1 and 7). See direct support maintenance
Release the pressure on the rear pinch roller by turning the rear pinch roller pressure
release tap through 90 degrees.
Attach a crane to the forward launch beam (5).
Remove the final stop pin (3) securing the forward launch beam to the final stop.
Remove the forward launch beam (5).
To service and repair the component parts of the forward launch beam refer to unit
maintenance procedures 5-056 to 5-060.
Check the welds on the forward launch beam for signs of cracking.
Check for corrosion, damage and wear.
Replace components as necessary.
Fit the forward launch beam (5) to the launch frame.
Lock the forward launch beam (5) in position with the final stop pin (3).
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