I'll need to do it manually. As you can see by the picture the vehicle collected some water (almost half a meter) and had a bad oil leak. I won't have it up and running for a few months.
Any idea what type of ammunition is stuck in there? I'm familiar with US 105mm and don't recognize gray with green bands.
Grey ammunition with green stripes means dummy round.
I will have to get back to you with some pictures to explain the correct sequence.
How come that there were almost half a meter of water in the tank?
During the move from Fort Knox to Fort Benning a hatch started to leak. This spring and summer we had an record ammount of rain for the year. Since the vehicle is so water tight we didn't notice the usual signs of water collecting. When we were pulling the tank from her temporary position to a more permanent position, I heard water sloshing around in the vehicle I opened her up and we started immediate clean up.
Since the vehicle was in such great shape we haven't been spending as much time with her. The area of focus has been on the vehicles that have been transfered to us from the Aberdeen Proving Grounds collection.
I can't say I'm looking forward to pulling the engines and checking for damage. Maintenance getting a little easier since I started putting temporary English translation stickers over the Swedish.
I'll do my best to guide you to manually operate the automatic loading system.
First, do you have electric power in the tank?
I need to know because the sequence differs if there is power in the tank or not.
Second, the oil leak. Can you tell from where the leak is? Is it red hydraulic fluid? From the picture it look more or less red, but it could be misscolored oil and water?
As soon as I know I will translate the correct sequence and post it here.
Well, this is the best I can do.
Be carefull when connecting DC source concerning the polarity.
If you have any questions, I will try to answer them here.
By the way, if there is a hydraulic fluid leak, this must first be taken care of.
Great, the user manual! Thats a great start!
Well, looking forward to the report!