Defective material received through the supply system should be reported on Quality
Deficiency Report (QDR) SF 368. Instructions for preparing QDRs are provided in AR 702-
7, Reporting of Quality Deficiency Data. QDRs should be mailed to: Commander) U.S.
Army Tank-Automotive Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-Q, Warren, Michigan 48397-5000. A
reply will be furnished directly to you.
Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
PURPOSE OF THE M48A5 ARMORED VEHICLE BRIDGE LAUNCHER
Capabilities and Features
Provides a transportable bridge that can be launched and retrieved.
Suited to a nuclear environment because armor protection reduces effects of blasts and
Can be dispersed and concentrated rapidly over great distances.
Provides deep penetration due to mobility and flexibility.
Provides close combat vehicle support.
Air intake system
Tracks and suspension
Steering and shifting controls
Fixed fire extinguisher system
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