M2/M3 BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE: TURRET - OD1609 LESSON 1/TASK 2
Links can bend if the rounds are not removed properly.
Bent links can jam the feeder. Be sure to hold one round
down while pulling the other round up and free.
Hold one round down while pulling the other round up and free. If the
round does not release from the link, stop pulling on the round. To free the round
from the link, twist and pull up on the round at the same time.
Place an empty single link on top of an empty double link (figure 3,
view D, on the following page). Align the alignment lips of the empty single link
with the alignment grooves of the empty double link.
Press down on the empty
single link until it is fully seated in the empty double link.
Place the loose
round on 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 seated.
Align all misaligned rounds with the other rounds.
Repeat steps 19 through 22 until no more than 230 rounds are in the
The ammo belt must be loaded with the links to the top and
the rounds pointed to the right of the vehicle. Rounds are
counted as they are loaded.
Turn the ammo belt over, so that the links are on the top. The rounds
should point to the right of the vehicle.
Count out the 5th and 19th rounds
(figure 3, view E). Feed the ammo belt with double links first into the ammo can.
Hang the first five rounds on the loading rail. Hang the 19th round on the loading
rail. Count the next 25 rounds. Hang both the 24th and 25th rounds on the loading