RECOVERY VEHICLE, FULL TRACKED: MEDIUM, M88A1
THEORY OF OPERATION
The powerplant consists of the engine and cross-drive transmission with a right and left output reduction gear drive. The
powerplant is removed from the vehicle as one complete unit.
Throughout this manual, the front of the engine is referred to as the damper end or front, and the rear of the engine is referred to
as the flywheel end or rear.
As viewed from the front (damper end) toward the rear (flywheel end), the side to the right is called the right side and the side to
the left is called the left side. Beginning at the front, the right bank of cylinders is numbered 1R through 6R, and the left bank of
cylinders is numbered 1L through 6L (see Figure 1).