ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE-OBSERVATION TELESCOPES M48 AND M49
CARRYING CASE M42 (FOR TRIPOD M15).
a. Carrying Case M42 is provided for transporting the Tripod
M15 (fig. 7) and for storing it when not in use. This carrying case
is of canvas construction with leather reinforcements. Snap fasteners
are used to secure the cover flaps. Leather shoulder straps provide
a convenient means for carrying the case and its contents.
PURPOSE OF INSPECTION.
a. Inspection is made for the purpose of determining the condi-
tion of the instrument, whether repairs or adjustments are required,
and the action necessary to place the instrument in serviceable con-
14. INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS.
Observation telescopes should be checked for:
Name plate data
Condition of paint
Condition of lenses
Smoothness of operation of focusing mechanism
Parts not too loose or too tight
Tilt of image
Clarity and definition of images
Condition of carrying cases
15. BASIC INSPECTION OF OBSERVATION TELESCOPES.
a. Record the serial number from the name plate. The name
plate is located on the housing (figs. 11 and 17).
b. Examine the telescope for completeness, appearance, condi-
tion of paint, and for broken parts. See that set screw openings are
c. Shake the telescope and listen for rattles or other sounds that
would indicate loose parts.