LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTSCONTINUED
M578 RECOVERY VEHICLE LEFT FRONT VIEW CONTINUED
CAB. Cab is an armor steel weldment
which houses hydraulic reservoir; sup-
ports boom, winches, and controls; and
provides protection for crew members. It
has provision for radio and intercom-
munication equipment. Doors are pro-
vided for access to cab and stowage
MACHINE GUN. M578 Recovery Vehicle
armament is a heavy barrel M2 Browning
Caliber .50 Machine Gun.
RIGGER/GUNNER CUPOLA. Rigger/gun-
ner cupola consists of an armor-plate
hinged cupola cover, traverse ring, six
Ml 7 periscopes for external vision, and
caliber .50 machine gun mount support.
Cover is counterbalanced by a torsion
FLASHER LAMP. Flasher lamp warns on-
coming traffic and personnel during
travel and recovery operations.
LEVEL WIND ASSEMBLY. Level wind
assembly is a guide for winch wire rope
and provides a perfect Iayup on tow
winch drum. Sensing switches actuate
cab traversing system to keep cab lined
up with wire rope.
SLAVE RECEPTACLE. Slave receptacle is
used to receive or provide 24-volt power
for emergency starting of vehicle, if bat-
teries are discharged.
FIXED FIRE EXTINGUISHER CONTROL
HANDLE. Control handle starts a fixed
fire extinguisher system to protect vehi-
cle and crew in the event of fire in
ENGINE AIR CLEANER ACCESS DOOR.
This door provides access to engine air
intake filters for cleaning and replace-
VISE. Vise is mounted on surface above
air filter compartment.
TRACK. Right and left tracks consist of
rubber-padded steel track shoes and are
driven by drive sprockets attached to
SINGLE BOOM BLOCK. Single boom
block is a sheave, block, and hook
assembly used to increase capability of
BOOM. Boom is a box section steel plate
weldment which can be raised and
lowered by hydraulic cylinders for
TOW CABLES. Two 10 ft (31 m) tow
cables are mounted on boom, one on
each side. These cables have a safe
operating load of 110,000 lb (49,940