Section 2. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
Telescope Mount Ml 14 is used to hold and position telescope Ml 05 for use as the backup fire control
system in the M60, M60A1, M728, and M48A5 tanks.
The mount has a base housing assembly (1), which is attached to the mount assembly recoil of the tank,
an adjustable slide assembly (2) supported horizontally in the housing, and an adjustable holder assembly
(3) that can move vertically within the slide. The top of the holder assembly (3) forms an adjustable
The base housing assembly (1) is the main support of the telescope mount. The slide assembly (2) is
supported on one side by a slide bearing housing and on the other side by an extension of the base
housing. Deflection can be changed or adjusted by rotating the deflection adjusting knob (4), which
causes the slide assembly (2) to move sideways.
The slide assembly (2) contains the holder assembly (5). To adjust elevation, the holder assembly (5)
can be moved up and down in the slide assembly by rotating the elevation adjusting knob (6).
The two calibrated scale dials (7) are connected to the boresight knobs (4) and (6) that are used to
adjust the telescope in deflection and elevation. The scale dials indicate the scope of the adjustments and
the deflection and elevation settings.
The lock levers (8) clamp the slide and holder to the desired adjustments when turned fully clockwise.