Section IV. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
2.25 OPERATING PROCEDURES UNDER NBC CONDITIONS.
CBPS can operate under NBC conditions in the following modes:
a. Mobile. ABS stowed, power supplied by ECV engine (refer to para 2.25.1).
b. Static - Internal Power. ABS deployed, power supplied by ECV engine (refer to para 188.8.131.52).
Static - External Power. ABS deployed, power supplied by a 10 kW TQG or larger generator (refer to
To prevent injury to ears, hearing protection is required.
Do not hit LMS or ABS windows. Windows may crack or break.
Communications between LMS crew and cab crew are essential. A method of communication
should be established as early as possible (possibly prior to mission). This can take the form
of voice communications, hand signals, field phones if available, or a combination of any of
At times voice communications will be difficult due to high noise level.
See Section V on Remote Radio Operation.
2.25.1 Mobile Operation Under NBC Conditions.
Following setup procedures apply to a crew of four. Two crew members ride in the ECV cab
and two crew members ride inside the LMS. For explanation purposes, the two-person crew
in the cab is identified as "cab crew" and the two-person crew in the LMS is identified as
Expanded Capacity Vehicle (ECV) Setup.
a. Cab Crew Tasks
During NBC mode of operation, ECV must remain running and ESS functioning. ESS MODE
selector switch must be on VENT, HEAT or COOL for ESS to function.
Cab crew must be in full MOPP gear.
LMS crew must wear chemically protective masks.
Put ECV transmission in park, set parking brake and start ECV (refer to TM 9-2320-387-10).
Operate ECV as mission requires.