CBPS Striking Procedures - Continued.
To prevent damage to manifold flexible hoses and check valves, be careful when walking on
driver side of deflated ABS.
To prevent damage to ECV and attachment points, pull ABS back several feet toward ECV
before walking on it.
Under non-NBC conditions, ask LMS crew to open emergency exit hatch and/or access and
cab doors to allow air from ABS to escape while cab crew is deflating ABS.
(12) Allow air to escape from dump caps.
To avoid damage to ABS, DO NOT pull on Dee Rings.
(13) Grip ABS (1, figure 2-30) and fold passenger side of ABS into one third.
(14) Grip ABS (1) and fold driver side of ABS into one third.
When folded, ABS should not extend beyond anchor tube (4, figure 2-31).
(15) Pull ABS away from tailgate (5) allowing room to pull out anchor tube (4, figure 2-31) until
lower transport cover (1) is fully extended. Make sure tailgate is loose, not wedged back toward
(16) Place foot behind anchor tube (4) to hold in place, lift and pull ABS onto lower transport cover
(17) Fasten ABS retention strap (6).
ABS is extremely heavy. To prevent injury to personnel, two or more people are required to
To prevent injury to hands, wear gloves when rolling ABS.
If time/mission conditions permit, roll ABS, unroll it, then roll it again in order to remove
any remaining air and make a tighter bundle.
(18) Roll ABS (3) toward LMS. Apply body weight to ABS (3) as you roll it to help trapped air to
escape while rolling.
(19) Roll ABS (3) onto lower transport cover (1).