Units with the M153 CROWS II installed on their vehicles need to emphasize to drivers the system makes a big difference in vehicle clearance.
CROWS adds at least three feet to the height of the vehicle. We’ve had several CROWS damaged because drivers forgot this.
If there’s any doubt whether a CROWS will clear an overpass or tree limb, take a different route or use a ground guide.
SFC Reynaldo Reyes
Ft Hood, TX
Editor's note: Thanks, Sergeant First Class Reyes.
Leaders: Remind drivers to be aware of CROWS clearance before they leave the motor pool. CROWS parts can cost thousands to replace.