ITEM AND FUNCTION
Missile stowage rack provides stowage for six TOW missile rounds. It consists of a base, a first tier,
and a second tier. Tiers pivot upward to facilitate missile stowage and quick access to missiles
during reload operations. Missiles are mounted in each rack with warheads facing front of vehicle.
Missiles stowed between rack base and second tier are held in without straps. Missiles mounted on
top of the second tier are secured with straps located fore and aft of rack.
Second tier mounting straps (four each) located fore and aft of missile rack secure two missile
rounds to second tier of rack.
Missile guidance set (MGS) battery stowage boxes provide stowage for two MGS batteries.
Water can footman loops and straps (two each) secure stowed water can between missile rack and
Missile rack tier retaining springs (two each) retain raised first or second tiers of missile rack to
permit stowage of missiles or access to missiles for reloading operations.
Missile rack second tier locking latches (two each) located fore and aft of missile rack secure
second tier of missile rack to first tier of missile rack.
Missile rack first tier locking latches (two each) located right side of missile rack secure first tier of
missile rack to rack base.
Missile rack support braces (two each) support first and second missile rack tiers and pivot to
outside to allow easy access to missiles for stowage or reloading.