M2/M3 BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE: TURRET - OD1609 LESSON 1/TASK 2
the empty double link.
Press down on the empty single link
until it is fully
seated in the empty double link.
Place a loose round on the
top of the joined
links. Align the alignment groove on the loose round with the
alignment tangs on
the double link. Press down on the loose round until it is fully
Check the ammo belt for misaligned rounds.
Align all misaligned rounds
with the other rounds.
Join the ammo belts as required.
Repeat steps 17 through 20 until no
more than 70 rounds are in the ammo belt.
If the ammo is not correctly loaded, it can jam in the
chutes and damage the feed system. Always plate the end of
the ammo belt with the double links in the ammo can first.
The empty single link will go in the ammo can last.
The ammo belt must be loaded with the links down and rounds
pointed to the left side of the ammo can.
Load the ammo belt onto the loading rail by aligning the ammo belt with
the ammo can, and hang the first double-linked round onto the loading rail (figure
5, view B, on page 44). Count out the first 25 rounds.
Hang both the 25th and
26th rounds onto the loading rail.
Forward the ammo belt by lifting the single linked end of the ammo belt
up into the forwarder (figure 5, view C).
Push the last round up until it is
engaged in the sprocket.
Place a 14mm ratchet wrench on the shaft 'on the
Turn the forwarder to the right, using the 14mm ratchet wrench.
helper informs the gunner when the two lowest rounds hang down the same distance
from the loading rail. Remove the 14mm ratchet wrench from the forwarder. Go to