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SECTION I. GENERAL INFORMATION
This manual shows you how to install, operate and maintain MILES simulator system equipment for the M1 Abrams Tank. Step-by-step instructions are given for all procedures necessary to use the system.
This manual covers only authorized operator maintenance. Any maintenance problems not covered should be referred to organizational maintenance personnel.
Skills Needed to Use this Manual
To use this manual you should be able to:
1. Aim and fire all M1 or M1A1 Tank weapons (see TM 9-2350-255-10 or TM 9-2350264-10).
2. Install M240 and M2 machine guns (see TM 9-1005-313-10 and TM 9-1005-213-10). 3. Install blank-fire adapters on the M240 and M2 machine guns.
4. Install Hoffman MGT/WESS firing device. Know how to interface with M1 trigger cable assembly (see TM Simulator, Tank Gun Fire Device 17-61, Hoffman Werke Jan. 79 and revised 1 Apr. 79).
5. Complete DA Form 2404.
If you cannot do these tasks, ask your NCO or instructor to show you how. When you can do all these tasks, go on with this manual.
Purpose of Equipment.
MILES equipment for the M1 Abrams Tank consists of three battery-operated laser transmitters and a detector system. It permits realistic combat training without the hazards of using live ammunition.
Limitation on Equipment.
MILES-equipped weapons have the same range and operational capabilities as the normal weapons, but a dirty laser transmitter lens may reduce the effective range of the transmitters.
Maintenance Forms and Records. Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those described by DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIRS). If your MILES equipment for the M1 tank needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail to us at Commander, U.S. Army Armament Munitions and Chemical Command, ATTN: AMSMC-QAD, Rock Island, IL 61299-6000. We'll send you a reply.
Hand Receipt Manual. This manual has a companion document with a TM number followed by "- HR" (which stands for Hand Receipt). The TM 9-1265-373-10-1-HR consists of preprinted hand receipts (DA Form 2062) that list end item related equipment (i.e., COEI, BII, and AAL) you must account for. As an aid to property accountability, additional HR manuals may be requisitioned from the following source in accordance with procedures in Chapter 3, AR 310-2:
The U.S. Army Adjutant General Publications Center
Baltimore, MD 21220
This section includes the nomenclature cross reference list, list of abbreviations, and explanations of terms (glossary) used in this manual.