Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT
avoid duplication only the MT-
a. AN/VSS-1(V) (fig. 2-1 and 2-2). When packed for
3900A/GSS-14(V) mount will be
shipment, the searchlight is placed in a single packing
discussed. Refer to TM 11-2300-351-
box. Use a forklift truck, or suitable hoist, and move the
15-3 for more detailed instruction
packing box as close to the point of installation as
concerning the MT-3900/GSS-14(V).
possible. Unpack the searchlight as follows:
(1) Cut the metal straps (not shown).
(2) Remove the lag bolts (not shown) that
Be careful when unpacking the
secure the top cover of the packing box to the base.
searchlight to prevent it from being
Be careful when uncrating the
(1) Cut the metal straps.
searchlight to avoid damaging the
(2) Remove the lag bolts that secure the top
cover of the packing box and remove the top cover.
(3) Remove the fastening devices which
(3) Remove the top cover of the packing box.
secure the searchlight to the base of the packing box
(4) Remove the five bolts that secure the
and remove the searchlight.
searchlight to the base of the packing box.
(5) Use a forklift truck, crane, or equivalent to
remove the searchlight.
searchlight is shipped in a single packing box which is 32
inches wide, 28 inches deep, and 39 inches high, and
2-2. Checking Unpacked Equipment
weighs 490 pounds. Use a forklift truck or suitable hoist
a. Inspect the equipment for damage incurred
to move the packing box close to the point of the
during shipment. If the equipment has been damaged,
b. Check to see that the equipment is complete as
listed on the packing slip. If a packing slip is not
Searchlights using the MT-3900/GSS-
available, check the equipment against items comprising
14(V) or MT-3900A/GSS14(V) are
packed, shipped, unpacked, and
discrepancies in accordance with procedures given in
installed in a similar manner. To
Section II. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
technical manual which describes searchlight installation
procedures applicable to the appropriate carrier or
When handling the searchlight take
care not to damage the blower motor
a. Perform the operator's weekly preventive
searchlight on a level surface.
b. When checks and services are completed,
report the equipment ready for operation.
Installation of the searchlight is performed by vehicular
maintenance personnel. Refer to DA Pam 310-4 for the