Category Archives: TAMCNs

E13787K M88A2 Hercules

The M88A2 HERCULES is the heavy recovery vehicle of the 21st century.  The first variant of M88 was created in 1961 and in 2008 BAE took the reigns in the manufacturing of 4 new M88A2s for the Marine Corps.  Touting 1050hp and a 70-ton pull capacity at the main winch, this is the first 70-ton combat recovery vehicle to see action in the 21st century.

A7597 – VIPER/T

VIPER/T is a portable, automated test unit that is operator-interfaced by a Laptop.  It is a modular design with 3 configurations: Radio Frequency (RF), Electro-Optical (EO), and a combined RF/EO.  The RF configuration will consist of the basic configuration plus additional test capability to screen RF Modules and Circuit Cards.  The EO configuration will consist of reduced capability RF-type configuration plus additional test capability to screen EO Modules and Circuit Assemblies.  The combined configuration has both RF and EO testing capabilities.  VIPER/T also has the capability of discrete component diagnostics.  Primary power input is 28VDC, provided via the standard NATO slave receptacle on a HMMWV and other vehicles.  Secondary input power is 108-220 VAC, 40-400 Hz.

VIPER/T currenlty has the following application program sets. (APS)

  • AN/PSM-117 (A7507)
  • [LAV]
  • [Saber - in planning]

K45132E – SDU-5E DISTRESS MARKER

Function Check
You can install a couple of 123 photo batteries with the positive contacts pointing up and then jumper the positive terminal to the brass ring on the strobe. You need to wait a second or two for the first flash. If no flash press the switch one time and try again.

Electrical Check
Using a DMM (on diode test setting) and testing a good SDU-5/E by touching the Red (+) test lead to the threaded brass contact and the Black (-) lead to a small metal screw driver sitting on the pin in the bottom of the battery compartment the Forward Voltage drop is 1.07 Volts.

Note: Using the Ohms range you get an open circuit indication with the Black to Brass and Red to pin.
With Black to pin and Red to Brass you get about 2.5 Meg Ohms.
Be careful not to touch both probes at the same time since your skin resistance is also in the Meg Ohm range.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the distress marker can be found here: http://www.prc68.com/I/SDU5E.shtml.

K40392E M24 BINOCULAR

The M24 Binocular is a lightweight, compact instrument intended for use in general field observation. The lens covers (2 and 4) provide protection for the binocular. The binocular is equipped with a neck strap for easy portability and pop-down eyecups for use by personnel who wear eye glasses to shorten the distance between eyes and eyepiece.

Optical Characteristics:

  • Objective Lens Diameter: 28 mm
  • Magnification: 7X
  • Field of View: 130 meters at 1000 meters
  • Depth of Field: 50 meters to infinity

Physical Characteristics:

  • Width: 38mm (1.5 inches)
  • Weight: 510 grams (18 ounces)
  • Height (at zero diopter): 129mm (5.1 inches)
  • Length (at 65mm ID): 118mm (4.0 inches)

K40382E M22 BINOCULAR

The M22 Binocular is equipped with fold down eye cups  for use by personnel who wear eye glasses to shorten the distance between eyes and eyepiece. instrument intended for use in general field observation and fire direction One of the telescopes of the binocular includes a horizontal and vertical reticle graduated in 10-mil increments. The objective covers provide protection for the binocular. The binocular is equipped with a neck strap for easy portability.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Objective Lens Diameter 50mm
Magnification  7X
Field of View 130 meters at 1,000 meters
Depth of Field 30 meters to infinity