VEHICLE RECOVERY OPERATIONS -- CONTINUED
PAY OUT MAIN WINCH CABLE FOR SINGLE LINE RECOVERY USING AUXILIARY WINCH -- CONTINUED
Use of M88A2 tow cables as a sling leg on other than M88A2 will affect included
angle of sling leg force calculation.
14. Connect disabled vehicles towing cables to each towing lug using disabled vehicles towing hooks. If disabled
vehicles towing cables are not available, use M88A2 tow cables attaching them with 18--ton shackles to M2/M3
Family of Vehicles (FOV) or 50--ton shackles to connect to M1 FOV.
15. Attach main winch cable to tow cable sling legs using two 18--ton shackles and one 50--ton shackle.
16. Move AUX WINCH operating lever (1) to INHAUL and retrieve auxiliary winch cable keeping tension on cable.
17. Move MAIN WINCH operating lever (2) to INHAUL to recover disabled vehicle. Keep MAIN WINCH operating
lever (2) to INHAUL until disabled vehicle is as close as possible to main winch. This will keep tension on main
winch cable during inhaul.
18. Release MAIN WINCH operating lever (2).
PAY OUT MAIN WINCH CABLE FOR DOUBLE LINE RECOVERY USING AUXILIARY WINCH CABLE
The M88A2 must be pointed directly at the disabled vehicle to assure small fleet angles and
proper auxiliary winch spooling. Refer to WP 0100 00 for illustration of fleet angle.
1. Prepare auxiliary winch for operation (WP 0049 00).
2. Lower spade to stabilize M88A2 (WP 0046 00).
3. Attach 6.5--ton snatch block to tow lug of disabled vehicle using a shackle (items 39 through 42, Table 1, WP