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TM_9-1440-252-34

Hercules Monorail Laucher, Launching-Handling Rail,
side truss, loading rack support,
launcher transport modification kit, and launcher basic accessory kit

The hard copy of this document was lent to me by Ron Parshall, ( NikeMSL @ juno . com ) who says that if I don't return this document to him on schedule, he will charge me a $1,000/hr fine. And I think he means it !!

This scan is dedicated to the dedicated SF-88 volunteer Alec Gyorfi who has almost single handedly kept the launcher equipment going, and the pits free of water, ..., for at least 20 years. He does have handy helpers Greg Brown, Jerry Freight, Ron Pashall, and others, but Alec seems the heart, soul, brains, and muscle to keep it going.

[Due to the large size of this document, the .pdf files total about 500 megabytes, I am dividing it up into more handier sized chapters and some sections.]

Table of Contents
Type
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Title
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Page
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
Section I. General_________________________________________________ 1-7 5
II. Description and data___________________________________ 8-15.1 7
III. Differences among models_______________________ 16,17 18.4
CHAPTER 2. THEORY OF OPERATION
Section I. General________________________________________________ 18,19 21
II. System operation _____________________________________ 20-24.2 21
III. Functional description ________________________ 25-29 25
CHAPTER 3. PARTS, SPECIAL TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT FOR
FIELD MAINTENANCE
________________________________
30-33.1 67
CHAPTER 4. GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Section I. General_________________________________________________ 34,35 75
II. General maintenance procedures_________________________ 36-44.1 75
CHAPTER 5. TROUBLESHOOTING
Section I. General_________________________________________________ 45-46.1 91
II. Troubleshooting launcher electrical and hydraulic erecting systems_ 47, 48 91
III. Troubleshooting launcher electrical installation___________ 49-51 95
IV. Troubleshooting launching-handling rail_____________ 52,53 96
V. Troubleshooting hydraulic pumping unit_______________ 54, 55 96
CHAPTER 6. MAINTENANCE OF HERCULES MONORAIL LAUNCHER
Section I. General _________________________________________________ 56-58 101
II. Maintenance of launcher base assembly______________________ 59-62 102
III. Maintenance of launcher electrical system_____________ 63-67 108
IV. Maintenance of launcher erecting beam assembly_______________ 68-74.1 152
V. Maintenance of erecting strut fork and strut arms________________ 75-78 164
VI. Maintenance of launcher hydraulic system____________________ 79-94 168
VII. Maintenance of rubber hose assembly bracket group and power
and equilibrator cylinder assemblies__________________________ 95-97 288
VIII. Maintenance of hydraulic down-lock assembly and latch clevis group 98-100 296.2
IX. Maintenance of hydraulic up-lock assembly__________________ 101, 102 297
CHAPTER 7. MAINTENANCE OF LAUNCHING-HANDLING RAIL
Section 1: General _______________________________________________ 103-105 301
II. Maintenance of launching-handling rail body___________________ 106-110 301
III: Maintenance of launching-handling rail electrical system__________ 111-117 302.2
IV: Maintenance of launching-handling rail breakaway installation______ 118-120 310
V. Maintenance of decelerator system components______________ 121-124 312
VI. Maintenance of launching-handling rail brake______________ 125-127 321
VII. Maintenance of launching-handling rail stop and positioning tube assembly 128, 129 326
VIII. Maintenance of launching-handling rail hook assemblies__________ 130,131 326
IX. Maintenance of launching-handling rail inching device_______132-134 329
X. Maintenance of launching-handling rail idler wheel assembly_____ 135, 136 329
XI. Maintenance of rail release assembly______________________ 137-139 332
XII. Maintenance of guidance set cooling system:_______________ 139.1,139.2334.1
CHAPTER 8. (Deleted)
CHAPTER 9. (Deleted)
CHAPTER 9.2. (Deleted)
CHAPTER 9.2. (Deleted)
CHAPTER 9.3 (Deleted)
Chapter 9.4. MAINTENANCE OF HERCULES USARAL
LAUNCHING SECTION MODIFICATION KIT
Section I. General ___________________________________________ 194.84-194.86 396.57
II. Maintenance of HERCULES USARAL launching section
modification kit hydraulic system________________________ 194.87-194.91 396.58
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III. Maintenance of HERCULES USARAL launching section
modification kit electrical system_________________________ 194.92-194.100 396.60
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IV. Maintenance of HERCULES USARAL launching section
modification kit mechanical components________________ 194.101-194.103 398.68
CHAPTER 9.5. MAINTENANCE OF HERCULES USAREUR
LAUNCHING SECTION MODIFICATION KIT
Section I. General ______________________________________________ 194.104-194.106 396.75
II. Maintenance of HERCULES USAREUR launching section
modification kit hydraulic system________________________ 194.10?-194.111 396.76
III. Maintenance of HERCULES USAREUR launching section
modification kit electrical system______________________ 194.112-194.118 396.78
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IV. Maintenance of HERCULES USAREUR launching section
modification kit mechanical components___________________ 194.119-194.121 396.86
CHAPTER 9.6. (Deleted)
CHAPTER 10. MAINTENANCE OF LOADING BACK SUPPORT_________ 196-197 397
CHAPTER 11. MAINTENANCE OF GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHER AND
GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHING SECTION WINTERIZATION
KITS
Section I. General ___________________________________________ 198-200 398.1
II. Maintenance of guided missile launcher and guided missile
launching section winterization kits_________________ 201-203 398.1
III. Maintenance of guided missile mobile launcher and guided missile
mobile launching section winterization kits_________________ 203.1-203.3 398.10
CHAPTER 12. MAINTENANCE OF HERCULES MOBILE LAUNCHING
SECTION MODIFICATION KIT
Section I. General ___________________________________________ 204-206 398.11
II. Maintenance of transport modification kit_____________ 207-209 398.11
III. Maintenance of launcher field modification kit____________ 210-216 398.34
IV. Maintenance of blast shield________________________ 217,218 398.34.12
V. Maintenance of HERCULES mobile launching section
modification kit electrical system________________________ 219-220 398.37
APPENDIX REFERENCES_____________________________________ 399
INDEX ______________________________________________ 403

This technical manual supersedes TM 9-5097-5, 20 December 1957 and TB 9-1440-251-34/29, April 1962.