SHIPPING AND STORAGE
flow of any leakage that ma occur.
Use crumpled newspapers or others suit-
able materials to ad the batteries and
a. General. The electronic components of
keep them immobiolized to prevent move-
the M122 are both sophisticated and expensive.
ment during shipment.
They are ruggedized but should still be
accorded the maximum possible protection dur-
(2) For long distance or rough terrain
shipment, overpack case in wooden box as used
in initial shipping.
(1) When ship ping the system, use the
contoured and paddedcarrying case provided.
(3) When air shipping the case, assure
the air valve is open prior to shipment by turn-
ing it counterclockwise (fig. 4-1). Close it (turn
it clockwise) upon completion of the air ship-
ment. This applies to local helicopter shipment
as well as longer trips.
Except for local transportation to an
operational site, assure batteries are
(4) When shipping a transmitter or
removed from both transmitter and
receiver separately, remove battery and pack
receiver prior to shipment. For short
the item(s) well using crumpled newspapers or
trips, the batteries may be put in the
other suitable cushioning material in a sturdy
contoured recesses provided in the carry-
box. Use the packing material to keep items sep-
ing case. For long distance shipment,
arated. If possible, use a wooden or metal box
ack them in plastic bags in separate
(ammunition can or box) for maximum protec-
boxes. The plastic bag will restrict the
Figure 4-1. Operating air valve.