Support Equipment Mequipped Units Only

Units equipped with the Ml 13 APC are authorized the following Dragon support equipment: Ml 75 guided missile launcher mounts, M3 or M122 machine gun tripods, and vehicle storage kits.

a. M175 Mounting Assembly. The guided missile launcher mount (Figure E-6, page E-4) provides a stable platform for firing the Dragon missile from the M113 APC. The unit track mechanic installs the M175 mounting assembly on the APC. Before turning in the APC for overhaul or repair, the unit track mechanic must remove all support equipment.

(1) The M175 mount is an improved, stable firing and tracking base for the gunner that increases the effectiveness of the weapon system.

(2) The gunner uses the M175 mount to fire the M222 tactical round or the M223 practice round.

(3) The round and sight mate electrically through two connectors on the M175 mount. The remote firing mechanism is located on the right rear of the cradle.

M175 Dragon Mount

Figure E-6. M175 guided missile launcher mount.

(4) Azimuth and elevation dampers on the M175 mount reduce vibrations and help the gunner track more smoothly.

b. M3/M122 Machine Gun Tripods. The gunner can use either the M3 or the M122 machine gun tripod (Figure E-7) to fire the Dragon from a ground support position.

c. Vehicle Storage Kit. Each M113 APC assigned to a mechanized infantry squad has one of these kits installed (Figure E-8, page E-5). It consists of the following nightsight support equipment:

(1) A nightsight storage rack, located just below the daysight storage case.

(2) A vehicle power conditioner (VPC) to "step down" the power of the 24-volt battery to the required level.

(3) A battery charger rack and a PP-7382/TAS battery charger also operate from the APC power source.

(4) Three storage racks for coolant cartridge containers and one storage rack for a battery container are located under the personnel seats.

M47 Dragon
m3 tripod m122 tripod

Figure E-7. M3/M122 machine gun tripods.

VEHICLE POWER CONDITIONER

VEHICLE POWER CONDITIONER

Battery Power Conditioner Case

BATTERY

CHARGER

RACK

NIGHTSIGHT STORAGE RACK

• BATTERY CASE RACK

BATTERY

CHARGER

RACK

NIGHTSIGHT STORAGE RACK

• BATTERY CASE RACK

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