4-2. TADS TURRET ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (cont)
m. Loosen two captive swivel-foot screws (16)
securing ORT snubber bracket (17) four full
n. Loosen captive screw (18) and release
crash link (19).
The ORT assembly is heavy and removal is
awkward. Two people are required for
handling. The ORT assembly and its optics are
easily damaged. Do not bump ORT assembly
or touch exposed optics.
o. Move TADS and PNVS turret assemblies
out of stow to desired position
(TM 1-1270-476-20 and TM 1-5855-265-
p. Have assistant support base of ORT
assembly tube (20) in CPG station.
When captive screws are loosened, the ORT
is supported at the aircraft interface assembly
(AIA) by guide pins only. Caution assistant to
keep slight forward pressure on ORT to keep
pins seated. If pins come unseated, ORT will
fall and cause serious damage.