BDAR FIXES SHALL BE USED ONLY IN COMBAT
AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMANDER
AND SHALL BE REPAIRED BY STANDARD MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE MISSION IS COMPLETED.
SECTION I. General
The M113 Family of Vehicles (FOV) power train delivers power from the engine
through a transfer case to an automatic, three speed forward, one speed reverse
transmission. The transfer assembly has an in/out drive plate connection to disengage
the transmission. The transmission delivers power to a control differential which
produces the steering control and delivers power to the right and left final drives.
Steering is provided by application of brake shoes internal to the control
differential. A pivot steer capability is provided through two master cylinders and disk
brake calipers mounted external to the control differential.
7-2. Assessment Procedure.
a. Pre-conditions: Vehicle brakes should be in working condition. The vehicle engine
must run to assess the powertrain using this procedure.