Section II. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
Remove all jewelry and long finger nails prior to handling TAP Ensemble components. Failure to
do so may result in damage to TAP Ensemble components.
2-2. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE. Before donning the TAP Ensemble, fit and mount the M3 TAP Hood
on the M9A1 Mask, or mount the M40 TAP Special Purpose Hood on the M40 Mask.
Line up the lenses (1) with the openings (2) in the hood (3).
Start at the center of the mask, between the lenses (1) and stretch the lens openings (2) one at a time, over the
mask lenses (1).
Insert canister (4) into snout (5) of hood (3) until drawstring (6) can be tied behind the canister (4).
Turn hood inside-out and tie drawstrings around lenses.
2-3. LEVELS OF PROTECTION AND APPLICABILITY OF TAP ENSEMBLE COMPONENTS. TAP Ensemble
components are worn in combinations appropriate to the threat level. Refer to DA PAM 385-61 for TAP ensemble
components required for various levels of protection.