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
This chapter contains the fault assessment and expedient repair procedures
needed to locate and fix battlefield damage to a vehicle's communications system.
The procedures in this chapter are used to repair battlefield damage to the
AN/VIC-1 intercommunications set, the radio systems, the KY-57 (KY-38) speech
security system and all associated wiring and cables.
a. The AN/VIC-1 intercom set consists of the AM-1780 amplifier, four C-10456 or
C-2298 control boxes, one C-2742 remote switching control box, four CVC helmets and
all associated wiring and cables. The AN/VIC-1 allows voice intercom between the
vehicle commander and all crew members.
b. Three basic configurations of radio systems are installed in most tracked
vehicles. All three radio systems supply nonsecure frequency modulation (FM) voice
radio capabilities through the AN/VIC-1 intercom set to the tank commander and all
crew members. All three radio systems utilize the MT-1029 mount for the basic
receiver-transmitter and the MT-1898 mount for the auxiliary receiver. The MX-6707
base is used in conjunction with the auxiliary receivers. The AS-1729 antenna system is
used with all receiver-transmitters and either the MS-116A, MS-117A, and the MS-118A
antenna elements or the AT-1095 antenna element is used with the auxiliary receivers.
All associated wiring and cables are the same for each system.