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*FM 3-04.513 (FM 1-513)

Field Manual
No. 3-04.513
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 27 September 2000

FM 3-04.513

Battlefield Recovery and Evacuation of Aircraft

Table of Contents


 

PREFACE

Chapter 1

BATTLEFIELD MANAGEMENT OF DOWNED AIRCRAFT

Battlefield Management
Definitions
Planning Process
Responsibilities for Recovery Operations
Contingency Planning for Immediate and Delayed Aircraft Recovery Operations
Maintenance — DART Team
DART — Specific Planning Considerations
DART — Critical Planning Considerations
DART — Equipment and Manning Considerations
RCC — Specific Planning Considerations
BDAR — Specific Planning Considerations
Preparation Phase
Pre-Combat Checks/Pre-Combat Inspections
Mission Execution Triggers
Mission End State

Chapter 2

GENERAL RECOVERY AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES

Maintenance Evacuation
Battlefield Recovery
Threat
Command, Control, and Coordination
Accident Investigation Board
Recovery in the Division
Recovery in Echelons above Division
Recovery in a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Environment
Night Recovery
Recovery Methods
On-Site Recovery Procedures
Ground Crew General Procedures
Ground Crew Functions
Ground Recovery Responsibilities
Post-Recovery Inspection and Packaging
Administrative Requirements

Chapter 3

AERIAL/GROUND RECOVERY EQUIPMENT

Aerial Recovery Kit
Interim-Unit Maintenance Aerial Recovery Kit
Unit Maintenance Aerial Recovery Kit
Helicopter Recovery Kit

Chapter 4

TYPICAL AIRCRAFT RIGGING PROCEDURES

Procedures
Rigging Aircraft for Ground Recovery

Chapter 5

AIRCRAFT RECOVERY METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

Aerial Recovery
Ground Recovery

Appendix A

AIRCRAFT RECOVERY AFTER ACTION SURVEY

Appendix B

HAND AND ARM SIGNALS

Appendix C

SAMPLE SOP FOR BATTLEFIELD AIRCRAFT RECOVERY EVACUATION

Appendix D

RISK MANAGEMENT/RISK ASSESSMENT

Appendix E

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

GLOSSARY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

AUTHENTICATION

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited.


*This publication supersedes FM 1-513, 20 May 1993.



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