This technical bulletin provides installation instructions for the Intercommunication
Set, Vehicular AN/VIC-3(V), hereinafter referred to by its common name, VIS
(Vehicular Intercommunication System). There are many current and future variations
of this system, e.g. AN/VIC-3(V)1, (V)2, etc., designed for specific vehicles and/or
platforms, each with its own unique technical bulletin. The version this technical
bulletin covers and the vehicle/platform it is being installed in is:
"M88A2 Recovery Vehicle"
The information contained in this technical bulletin is the official authorization to
perform the installation of the VIS at the Unit Maintenance Level.
a. Reference Publications
There are two manuals associated with the VIS, TM 11-5830-263-10
Operator's Manual, and TM 11-5830-263-20&P Unit Maintenance Manual
(Including Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL)). Additionally, for
periodic updated information on the VIS and its specific components refer
to the CECOM Supply Bulletin and The Preventive Maintenance Monthly.
b . Purpose of Equipment
The AN/VIC-3(V) or VIS is an intercommunication and radio-control system
designed for ground mobile combat vehicles. Digital audio enhances
speech quality and intelligibility. Headsets that incorporate active noise
reduction (ANR) circuitry increase the effectiveness of vehicle
environment of combat vehicles.
c. Equipment Components
The AN/VIC-3(V) or VIS versions are configured for specific vehicles
and/or platforms. When installed in a vehicle/platform it loses its identity.
VIS is designed to replace the AN/VIC-1 or -2, in some cases utilizing the
existing mounting hardware and brackets used by the AN/VIC-1 or -2. VIS
consists of LRU's (Line Replaceable Units (Boxes)) (the type and quantity
of which vary depending upon the specific vehicle and/or platform), various
types of cables (highway, power, alarm, etc.), headsets (the type and
quantity of which vary depending upon the specific vehicle and/or
platform), brackets, and mounting hardware (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.) for
securing both the LRU's and brackets. Every vehicle/platform contains one
Master Control Station (MCS), a number of Full Function Crew Stations
(FFCS), and a Permanent Magnet Loudspeaker (LS). Depending upon the
vehicle/platform VIS is being installed in, it may also contain Radio
Interface Terminal(s) (RIT) and Monitor Only Station(s) (MOS).