FM 4-20.119 (FM 10-519)
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 10 May 2006
Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging 105-Millimeter Howitzers
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
This publication supersedes SS FM 10-51
This manual shows how to rig the M102, M119, and M101A1 105-millimeter howitzers for low-velocity airdrop from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft. The manual includes procedures and equipment for rigging the M102 and M119 105-millimeter howitzer with the 1 ¼-ton High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) truck as the prime mover on a 32-foot, type V airdrop platform for low-velocity airdrop from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft. In addition, procedures are given for rigging two M119 105-millimeter howitzers on a single platform with two different ammunition loads and with two 81-millimeter mortars for a low-velocity airdrop from C-130 or C-17 aircraft. The manual is designed for use by all parachute riggers.
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