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Stop doin' your own thing.

IT'S ADMIRABLE, PILOTS AND USERS, TO WANT TO DO MAINTENANCE ON YOUR AVIATION NIGHT VISION IMAGING SYSTEMS (ANVIS)

BUT DOING YOUR OWN THING IS NOT PMCS BY THE BOOK

PMCS ON YOUR ANVIS BINOCULARS IS GOOD BUT THE ALSE SHOP, PRODUCTION & CONTROL AND THE AVIM SHOP WILL BE AFTER YOU BREATHING FIRE ...

... IF YOU MAKE UNAUTHORIZED ADJUSTMENTS!

MADE ADJUSTMENTS, DIDN'T YOU!

YES I DID!

HEY CHARLIE WE GOT US ANOTHER ONE!

GET YM!

I'VE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE!

THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO WITH YOUR ANVIS BINOCULARS.

Things Not to Do

* Don't pack the binoculars any way you want-it only causes problems. Always adjust the eye span knob(s) midway before inserting the objective lenses first into the foam inserts of the carrying case. Refer to the "Preparation for Movement" paragraph in the operator's manual for complete details. For the (V)I and (V)IA binoculars, follow TM 11-5855-263-10. For the (V)3 binocular, follow TM 11-5855-313-10.

* Don't mess with the tamper mark on the binoculars once it's added after the first six-month service. That's off limits to you.

* Don't swap binocular parts because once the binocular assembly has been opened, it must be purged before it can be used.

* Don't accept the ANVIS if you can't see through the binoculars properly. AVIM will have to fix the problem. Don't do your own thing.

* Don't try to fix your binoculars yourself, no matter how tempting or simple it appears.

WHEN SIGNING OUT BINOCULARS, HERE'S WHAT YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOU SPLIT THE SCENE.

Things to Do

* Perform the operator's checks listed in Table 2-2 of the operator's manual.

* Check for deep cracks in the binoculars. Surface cracks that do not affect performance are acceptable.

* Make sure each objective lens turns freely through its full range of travel.

* Make sure you don't use the objective lens assembly, PN A3279595, NSN 5855-01-476-1481, on aircraft equipped with the ANVIS display symbology system (ADSS), such as the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

* Make sure everything in the ANVIS carrying case is inspected before and after each mission in accordance with Table 2-2 of the operator's manual.

* When the six-month service is due, make sure you turn in a completed green tag, DA Form 1577-2, along with the carrying case that contains all of the components of end item as described in Appendix B of the operator's manual.

* Make sure each eyepiece can be rotated first to the +2 position and then to the -6 position.

* Make sure the battery pack does not have a white or reflective label pasted on it, A reflective surface on the back of the battery pack serves as a target and puts you in harm's way on night missions.

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Title Annotation:ANVIS ... Comic
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Article Type:Cartoon
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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