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Ground TOW 2 weapon system

With the recent release of Tamiya’s “M1046 Humvee TOW Missile Carrier (#35267),” a good article on how to cable the TOW system is a must. Well, with the help of my school manuals, I hope this article comes in handy. Rather than me going on and on explaining what cable goes where, I will just let the pictures do the work. I try to explain a little bit in plain English to you all.

Here is a picture of all the different TOW missiles. Know a basic TOW system firing the “Basic TOW” can not fire the TOW 2B missile, and so forth, but a TOW 2B missile can fire a “Basic TOW.”


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The Ground TOW2 Weapon System


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This is a break down of what a Ground Mount Tow system comprises of. Of course, the system will be mounted on top of the vehicle, so the tripod will be secured in side the vehicle. Here is a kit part number to actual system part comparison:
TOW PartKit Part
Missile Guidance SetC5
Traversing UnitC15, C16, C13x2
Launcher TubeC20, C21
TripodC4, C6x2, C8x3, C9
Optical SightC19, C24
Night Sight (AN/TAS-4A/-4C)C17, C18, C22, C23
TOW Vehicle Power ConditionerThis is the battery located inside the MGS C5
Battery AssemblyY2, Y26
Night Sight CaseY12 (Large Box)
Night Sight CollimatorY12 (Small Box) Used to bore-sight Night/Day Sights
Battery Power ConditionerC1 (Large Box)


Now on to describing all the different parts and cables!!!!!


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Notice the cable that wraps around the left side of the Traversing Unit. This is the cable that attaches to the top of the Night Sight. The connector that is facing stays there and the other connector located right next to the knob on the left get connected to the night sight.


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This is the “brains” of the system. The description up above pretty much explains it all, so there isn’t much I can add to it. I can add this though, the connector located bottom left corner of the “Test Display,” is where the “umbilical” cable of the TU (Traversing Unit) is connected. The “umbilical” is located at the bottom of the TU.

About the Author

About Pete Becerra (Epi)
FROM: TEXAS, UNITED STATES

I am 47 years of age. I have been modeling since I was around 8 years old. As you can see from my signature, I am retired from the US Army and Texas Army National Guard. I served 6 years in active duty from 1989 to 1995 and in 1998 I joined the Texas Army National Guard and been serving up unt...