This Publication Number will be included in the next revision of this manual. 4. Change FM , 30 August , as follows: Remove old pages. Insert new . Us Army FM Utility and Cargo Helicopter Operations () FM MULTISERVICE HELICOPTER SLING LOAD. Other manuals in this series are FM (FM )/MCRP E. VOL I/COMDTINST MB and FM /MCRP E, VOL III/NWP.
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When possible static lift the load prior to flight. Secure the locking pins in place with tape.
FM 4-20.199 MCRP 4-11.3E, VOL III
Remove all the excess slack between the lift provisions and the shelter lift rings. Position the apex fitting on top of the vehicle.
Attach the howitzer to the truck by placing the lunette on the pintle hook and securing the latch with tape or Type III nylon cord. If required, attach the accompanying A s by placing an additional apex fitting around the inner chains of the rear sling legs, so the fitting is between the trails.
The MA2 trailer-mounted power units, generators, and power plants are rigged for dual-point sling load using the following procedures: Odd numbered sling legs go to the same side of the load. Position the apex fitting on the drawbar. Cluster and tie breakaway technique the sling legs in each sling set on top of the vehicle to prevent entanglement during hookup and lift-off.
The rigging steps give information as to the position of the apex fitting on the load, routing orientation of the sling legs, location of the lift provisions, chain link number for each sling leg, and steps required to prevent the sling legs from becoming entangled on the load. Derigging is the reverse of the preparation and rigging. Loop the chain end of sling legs 1 and 2 through their respective outboard lift provisions located on the front of each vehicle.
FM MULTISERVICE HELICOPTER SLING LOAD DUAL-POINT
Connect two sling legs to apex fitting number 1. Route the chain end of an additional sling leg through the clevis on the A fj bag and insert link 3 in the grab hook. Secure the storage latches with tape. The special operations media deployable print production center on COPS trailer is rigged for dualpoint sling load using the following procedures: Secure the safety chains, cables, and hoses.
Loop the chain end of sling leg 3 through the left guide, through the left rear lift provision located dm the outer ends of the rear bumper, and back through the left sling guide. Engage the vehicle parking brake and put the transmission in neutral. Both sling legs go around the barrel. The helicopter must approach the howitzer over the trails.
Position the apex fitting of sling set 2 on top of 10-450–5 trailer. Ffm with sling leg 4 on the right inside wheel hub and place link 49 in the grab hook. Remove all slack from the rear sling legs and secure the sling legs on top of the pallet with 10-40-5 ties. Position the apex fitting beside the hood of the vehicle. The aft hookup person stands in the 1-450-5 and places apex fitting 2 onto the aft cargo hook.
Certified sling loads are those items of equipment and their associated rigging procedures which have completed the evaluation and testing required by the US Army Natick Soldier Center NSC for sling load certification. The aft hookup person stands on the passenger seat and places apex fitting 2 onto the aft cargo hook. Position the apex fitting on the breech assembly.
Loop the chain end of the sling legs through their respective lift provisions located on the front lunette end of the trailer bed.
Secure all equipment and cargo inside the vehicle with tape, nylon cord, or lashings. Low density equipment with low weight and large surface area flat surfacessuch as shelters, empty trailers, pallet loads, boat shaped items, and empty fuel or water drums, are likely to become extremely unstable when flown during sling load operations, even at low airspeeds, and should be flown with extreme caution.
Cluster and tie breakaway technique the front sling legs on the top front of the generator set. Since these preparation steps are not directive in nature, the commander assumes responsibility for any damage to the equipment caused by deviation from the preparation steps. The M shelter 10-450-55 with LMS shelter using shelter lift rings as sling guides and PU 10-4550-5 on Tm trailer are rigged for dual-point sling load using the following procedures: Pad each tube trail with felt or cardboard at the point where they contact.
Position the strap 16 inches down from the top of the unit. Position the apex fitting and Reach Pendant of sling set 2 on top of the cm set.
Unique loads are equipment carried on a one time or low-frequency basis, such as telephone poles, artillery targets, or barrier material. Position the apex fitting on the rear of the 5.
Position the apex fitting on the two inner wheels. Position apex fitting on the roof of the shelter. Loop the chain end of the sling legs through the large clevises installed on their respective lift provisions located on the trails.
Loop the chain end of the sling legs through their respective lift provisions located on the ramp of the trailer. Connect four sling legs to apex fitting number 1. Stow the jack handles and secure with Type III nylon cord.
Secure the sling leg with a breakaway tie routed through a hole drilled in the plywood. The weight distribution may exceed aircraft limitations. The MA2 shelter carriers with LMS shelter using shelter lift rings as sling guides and PU generator on MA3 trailer are rigged for dual-point sling load using the following procedures: The hookup teams stand on the trailer roof.
Remove the doors and store and secure the doors in the cab with lashings or Type III nylon cord. Repeat this procedure using the second forklift provision.