Carelessness blinds your avenger.
Keep 'em Covered
That's the single most important protection you can give sights. Any time you're not firing and not in battle, cover the sights. If you drive down the road with sights unprotected against rocks and tree limbs and such, you're almost guaranteed expensive damage.
It's easy to cover the FLIR. It has a protective cap. If it's been lost, order a new one with NSN 5855-01-441-3189. But you need to make a cover for laser range finder lenses. Most units cut a piece of styrofoam to 12 x 18 inches. Punch a hole in it for the boresight guide pin cover. Stick it in front of the range finder lenses so the support bracket holds it in place.
Keep FLIR Capped
Make cover for range finder lenses
Clean 'em Right
You can't just grab anything to clean delicate sight optics. Rough material like your shirt sleeve or a dirty rag will scratch up the lenses. Clean the range finder lenses only with lens cleaner, NSN 6810-00-201-0906, and lens tissue. Clean the FLIR lens with dishwashing soap, NSN 7930-00-880-4454, and a clean rag. Remove any soap with a clean rag moistened with denatured alcohol. You can order 50 pounds of clean rags with NSN 7920-00-205-1711.
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|Title Annotation:||Avenger Missile System ...|
|Publication:||PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2004|
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