The design of the deep water fording equipment permits the vehicle to be completely operable on
land or in water.
Main engine exhaust. The main engine exhaust system uses pipes for venting the main engine
exhaust. Two flexible, bellowed-type pipes are clamped and sealed to the main engine exhaust pipes
which remove exhaust gases through the rear engine deck hoods. Four clamps bolted to the engine
deck are used to hold the system in proper position.
Main engine air inlet. The main engine air inlet system provides air for the main engine. The system
has two pipes and two rubber seals, which cover each of the air intake vents on the top of the vehicle
Main engine generator cooling air exhaust system. Adapters, flexible tubing, and an exhaust pipe
provide an exhaust outlet for the generator so it can be operated while fording.
APU must not be turned ON during fording operations.
APU generator. Preparations and precautions are taken before and after submersion of the APU to
prevent corrosion and destruction of leads and generator parts due to exposure to salt water and
sand. A sealer plug is used to cover the APU exhaust outlet.
Personnel heater cannot be turned on during fording operations.
Personnel heater air inlet and exhaust. Personnel heater air inlet and exhaust must be plugged for
fording operations and must be unplugged after fording.
Acetylene compartment vent. A vent consisting of tubing, fittings, adapter plate, and gasket is
attached to a boss which surrounds the four vent holes in the left rear of the cab. It provides
ventilation of the compartment during deep water fording operations. Two clips mounted on the left
main engine air intake pipe support the vent system.
Fuel tank vent. Two 90-degree elbows, a rubber hose, two hose clamps, a seal, and a clip are used
to seal and vent left tank fill area.