LOADER'S ESCAPE HATCH AND SPRING INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Soldier A: Hold hatch (1) in mounting position on vehicle.
Each end of tube is different. Tube should have
markings that show the right way to put into hinge.
Hammer and dowel should be used only on end of tube
with no tabs.
Soldier B: Using dowel and hammer. drive tube (2) into hinge (3).
Lubricate springs (4) (LO).
Soldier A: Hold hatch (1) in vertical position.
Soldier B: Put springs (4) into tube (2).
End caps are different at each end of hinge. End caps
should have markings that show the right way to put
them back on hinge.
Put end cap (5) on spring (4) with slots in cap positioned vertically. Line up tabs on
tube (2) with slots in- cap (5).
Soldier A: Move hatch (1) as needed to line up screw holes in end cap (5) and cover
Do step 8 if heads of screws (7) are not drilled for
Iockwire. If heads of screws are drilled omit step 8 and
do step 9.
Put sealing compound on four screws (7).
Using socket wrench, attach end cap (5) and cover (6) to hatch hinge with four screws
Repeat steps 7 through 9 to install end cap (8) and cover (9) with four screws
Para 30-3 Cont