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NEWS | Jan. 4, 2024

Bradley FOV: Check Driver’s Hatch Cover Before Operations

BLUF: Properly secure the Bradley’s driver’s hatch cover so it doesn’t fall unexpectedly. 
Soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division provide security around a local town during Decisive Action Rotation
Photo by Sgt. Charles Probst
 Crewman, be aware that the Bradley’s driver’s hatch cover can unexpectedly fall and seriously injure you or others if it isn’t properly secured.
Always check the hatch cover before beginning operations to make sure it freely opens and closes, and that the safety latch locks in both the OPEN and CLOSED positions. If not, or if the safety latch is damaged or missing, let your mechanic know right away.

And remember, be sure to always keep your head lower than the closed hatch position when opening or closing the hatch. Keep your hands clear of the hatch rim when closing the cover and verify that the latch pin is fully engaged when the hatch is in the open position.
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