(3) Install outrigger support plate as follows:
Welding in the vicinity of fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid is
dangerous. Place flameproof material between welding area
and fuel tanks and surround components with wet rags or
canvas to protect against weld spatter. Station a helper in
t h e immediate area with an approved fire extinguisher
before beginning welding operations. Failure to adequately
p r o t e c t against fire can cause injury, death or damage to
A l l welds must be performed to MIL-W-46086 (MR),
Method 1. Use austentic electrodes only (308 MOT 16
s t a i n l e s s or equivalent).
R e f e r also to TM 9-237
Welding Theory and Application.
For left side of tank, proceed as follows:
( a ) Obtain reinforcement plate 12252268 from kit and weld plate to number 3
outrigger inner support bracket (on left side of tank) and hull as shown in
(b) Clean, prime, and paint plate and weld area.
For right side of tank, proceed as follows:
(c) Using cutting torch, carefully cut the support 8762618 from the hull and grind
surface smooth (Figure 4-20).
( d ) Obtain plate 12252276 from kit and trim or shim to obtain a good fit in
position shown in figure 4-21. After good fit is obtained, tack weld plate in
place. Weld plate flush to hull in areas shown in figure 4-21. Do not weld
c u r v e d area of plate since of passageway must remain for fuel overflow
(e) Clean, prime, and paint plate and weld area.