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Brake lines

You get a fire for sure if you tow
the EL with the air supply and
hand brake control lines crossed
in the XM757.
That is, you set the EL ablaze if
you manage to get it out of the
parking lot. Trailer service
brakes lock immediately when
the 2 lines in the truck are
crossed.
If that's the case, your shop just
may h ave crossed the 2 lines without knowing it - while
following the info in TM
9-2320-230-20 (Apr 69) to put in
a n ew tractor-tra il er protection
valve.
The brake line hookup at the
protection valve is wrong in both
Fig. 2-231 and Fig. 2-340 of the
TM. The right hookup is in TB
43-0001-39-3 (Oct 77). The TB
also tells your sh op how to doublecheck the hookup without the

Hits
original

get a
new
hand brake

valve.
You may have a bad hand
brake valve ifyour truck's got the
valve that came with it.
A disk at the base of that old
valve may be cracked. That lets
air seep into the trailer service
brake system.
Air in the system slowly puts
on the brakes and locks 'em without warning - while you're
towing the EL. You can drag the
EL into a fire before you know it.
If you t hi nk the truck may
have an old valve, replace it . New
valves with the cracks worked
out of 'em are in t he supply sustem.

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Pershing Power Station . . .

Clean Battery Change

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Be extra careful when you change batteries in the Pershing power station.

That's because the station uses 2 12-volt batteries - either 2 nickel
cadmium or 2 lcad acid batteries -to power the components that launch
the missile.
Ne ver mix one type of battery with the other. The chemicals in those
batter ies clash; the lead-acid will destroy th e nickel cadmium
Throw away that grease you've
been using on cold days to keep
the skin of your Pershing missile
from sticking to the EL-ErectorLauncher - boom.
That's righ t, there's a better
lube. It's called flourosilicone oil,
NSN 9150-01-042-4902.
Th at oil works every day,
whether cold or very hot - wh en
the grease can turn to g lue. That
leads you straight to a NO-GO,
with t he missile skin stuck to the
EL boom .
Th get rid of your sticky problem, pour some fluorosilicone oil
on a dry, clean cloth and rub it
over the rubber cushions in the
missile cradle. The word's in
Change 4 to TM 9-1425-383-10-1
(Nov 75).

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WOULt7 YOtJ MIX
ONE !7o'G ANP
Or-JE CAT?

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Never mix
nickel cadmium
with lead acid
batteries

Rub oil, NSN9150m-042-4902 over the
Either use 2 nickel cadmium batteries-NSN 6140-00-239-4898-or 2
lead-acid batteries-NSN 6 140-00-057-2554.
When you switch from one type co the other, clea n the battery area in tha t
station thoroughly. Just a trace of lead-acid is bad news.
To gee the battery area sparkling, follow para 4-42a in TM 5-1450-204- J2
ro the Jerre r.
Otherwise, you may end up with 2 dead batteries, a dead power station and
a missile sys te m that won't work.
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BE: CAREFUL AROUND
THE REFERENCE
ASSEMBLY/

AN/TSQ-110
IMA61N E SOMETHING
AS t7ELICATE AS •••
AS A CRYSTAL
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Picture a delicate, beautiful
piece of fine crystal.
You'd be extra careful not to
bump, bang or stumble into it. 1b
do so would be to smash it.
Much the same goes for the
reference assemb ly in your AN/
TSQ-110 azimuth laying set
which you use to aline the Persh ing missile to its target.

Handle
reference
assembly
with care

A bump or bang probably won't
smash your assemb ly - or even
knock it over - but a good punch
to t he assembly is sure to KO the
north seeking gyroscope.
'Cou rse, you can't h urt the gyro
too much if you stumble and fall
into your reference assemb ly
when the gyro's caged. What you
don't want lo d o is to bump or
bang t h e assembl y wh en the
gyro's spinning a nd turning.
You can trip over the tripod
legs and bump into the
reference assembly.

t he assembly. Th e gyro's s upposed to be caged automatically
- but even Artoo-Detoo had bad
days.
When packing, handl e the assembly li ke a newborn baby. Sli p
it out of the azim uth reference
u ni t t ripod and put it back into
its container just like it says in
para 3-10 of TM 9-1430-383-14
(Nov 75).
The word in para 3-10 is meant
to safeguard th e glass in the AOL
- automatic optical link - telescope. But it'll also help tame a
wild but de! icate gyro.

Withou t t h e gyro, t h e computers in t he programmer-test
station can't get a reading on true
n orth. The r eading serves as the
fixed poi nt for alining t he missile
to the target.
To keep the gyro spinning and
turning, handle yo u r assemb ly
with kid g loves - and watch
your big feet - when the gyro's
uncaged. It's easy to trip over a
leg on t he azimuth i·eference unit
tripod.
Besides that,just a little rough
stuff is sure to crunch the gyro if
it's uncaged after sh utting down
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Pershing Actuator Cables ...
LOOK OUT, MYRTLE.:
HERE "THEY GO

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Wanta keep your Pershing
missile on target and out of your
back yard?
Check the cables.
The missile !lies right only
when electrical cables are hooked
up right on those 6 h ydraulic actuators - 3 each on both the first
and second stage.
If support turns just 2 of the cables aro und , you get inflight
course correction trouble with a
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capital T
For instance, a wrong hookup a t the No. 2 and 3 actuators in either the
first or second stage makes the missile go left instead ofright - or right
instead of left. Here's how:
The computer feeds the right course correction info to the actuators.
But the actuators - through the wrong cable h ookup - tell the jet and
air vanes that steer t he missile to go the other way.
'lb keep the missile on course:
• Check the cable hookup at t he 6 actuators during both your in itial and
semiannual maintenance checks. The word on that is in Tobie 4-2 and
4-3 - Service Upon Receipt and Semiannual Preventive Maintenance
Service - on both the first and second stage in TM 9-1410-380-12 (May
73).
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#2 & #3 Actuators controlling
these vanes get cables crossed up

10W2P7 and 10WIP5 cables must
go to J2 &JJ jacks on curbside actuator #3

• Double-check the hookup at the No. 2 and 3 actuators on both the first
and second stage.That's where most of the trouble lies.
b 'Cour se, you know support lays those cables- but it's more than easy
to turn the main cable around. That means you get a correct cable
hookup at actuator No. 1 but not at actuators No. 2 and 3.
To make sure support's got 'em right, check t he hookup for those 2
actuators against Tobie 5-1, Con nections for Hydraulic Actuators, in
your -12 TM. Check out t he hookup on each of those 3 actuator lines.
lfyou find a mistake, call support to take those cables out and rework
'em before you take that missile to th e firing line. Otherwise, you get to
tear that missile down-at best - or have it land in your backyard - at
worse.
Then, keep an eye peeled for 2 very importa nt additions - a new
break-out box and a new cable assembly.

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BREAK-OUT BOX: The box - now being fiBl<led - will let you
take a last-min ute, firing line peek at those cable hookups. That way,
you can at least tell iflhe cables are hooked up wrong - before that
missile's fired.
CABLE ASSEMBLY: The assembly, when fi elded, will make it impossible for support to lay th ose cables wrong.
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Each Pershing Stabilized P latfor m
Persh ing oper;.1cors are ale rted to a
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e lectro nic a lly possible mis-maced dea l when pu lling
m;1tched and mated ro a Servo-Loop the Confidence Countdo wn.
Amplificr- SLA.
Each ST- I 20's ID pi3te has its own
serial number, and the seria l numbe r
of th<: SLA it 's su pposed to work with.
Same serial number dea l goes for the
SLA 's ID plate.
But these 2 items can-and do- get
separa ted. Then the items ca n gee
mis-marched with another ST-120 or
SLA.
Thar's the making of a super bad
ST -120 AND SLA ARE MATCHEDscene. Mis-m a tched scrs cause a
NO SUBSTITUTES.
miss ile malfunction. Thi s is where you
Hcre·s
just one f'rinsta nce: In st<:p 6
come on strong .. . with PM .
when the PTS-AN/ T SM-87 IR!
di splays CR LEV and the ST-120
wo n'r level within 5 minutes .
Cou ld be ch a r an ST- 120 has been
mis-mated wirh the wrong SLA. Your
Pe rsh ing goes into HOLDING . .. you
go into act ion, soonest.

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YOUR SERGEMT

WILL GET IN TOUCH

WITH SU PPORT, WHO'LL
CHECK OUT THE. BUG!
lHAT'LL SAVE TIME ...
AND MAYBE A HEAP
OF PARTS
REPLACEME NT $:/t!.'

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1. Before you attempt co life any load
2. Be sure, too,
with the davit assembly on the erector extended
launcher (EL), be sure the EL is level.

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If the EL is not level and the jacks are not out, the EL can swing on the fron t
jack and roll ove r. In which case, you could be looking up at an OD Tijuana caxi
while t he Bea rs try to hau l you out from under.
You can cut yourse lf an l l- in by 2-in stenci l a nd paint a warni ng on t he
control panel of the davit assembly . . . as a rem inder. The warn ing ca n read:

WARNING
00 NOT LIFT LOAD WITH DAVIT UNLESS ALL
JACKS ARE EXTENDED AND EL IS LEVEL
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THE "WARNING SHOULD BE
A00UT >'2-INCH HIGH. WITH THE
REST OF THE: LETTf:RS AOOUT
~·INCH HIGH.

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