1-7 Location and Description of Major Components (cont'd)
b. Front Door (1) (XM1063 only)
Located in the center front of van body.
Is an escape door. Does not have an outside handle.
Can only be opened from interior of semitrailer.
c. Rear Door (1)
Rear door is located in the center of the rear van body.
It is used to gain access to the interior of the semitrailer.
Rear platform must be level for door to open/close
properly (M129A4 only).
d. Boarding Ladder (1)
A four-step ladder is used at door to step up to
semitrailer floor level.
Ladder is heavy. Two persons are required to
Refer to para. 2-13 for ladder installation procedure.
XM1063 ladder is stowed in brackets on underside of van body when not
M129A4 ladder is stowed in brackets on rear platform and has a detachable
handrail (refer to Appendix C).