ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE-OBSERVATION TELESCOPES M48 AND M49
Figure 23-Tripod M14-Socket
With Shaft Assembly-
(a) Disassembly of Cradle with Ball Assembly. Drive out the
ball retaining pin and remove the ball from the tripod cradle. When
this is done, two washers and nut A205065 will come off at the same
(b) Disassembly of Socket with Shaft Assembly. Drive out the
socket retaining pin and remove socket from shaft (fig. 23).
b. Disassembly of the Leg Assembly. Remove the screws
BCNX2CH that hold the legs to the head (fig. 24). Remove the
washers. Pull the legs from the head.
29. ASSEMBLY OF TRIPOD M14.
a. General. To assemble Tripod M14, reverse the disassembly
procedure. However, before assembling the tripod, determine whether
the parts are in serviceable condition and replace where necessary.
Special attention should be given to the condition of the cork disks
A205066, socket A205067, and nut A205065.
30. DISASSEMBLY OF TRIPOD M15.
a. General. Tripod M15 comprises three subassemblies: cradle
assembly, collar assembly, and leg assembly. To break the tripod
down into these subassemblies: Remove thumbscrew A7575962.
Loosen the clamping thumbscrew in the leg assembly, and remove
the cradle assembly from the leg assembly. Loosen the thumbscrew
in the collar assembly and slide that assembly off the cradle assembly