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*FM 55-9

Field Manual
No. 55-9

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 5 April 1993

FM 55-9

UNIT AIR MOVEMENT PLANNING

Table of Contents


CHANGE 1, 14 OCTOBER 1994

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION TO AIR MOVEMENT

Introduction

History of Airlift

Air Movement Authority

Deployment Instructions

Types of Movements

Nontactical Movement

Tactical Movement

Safety

Troop Movement on an Airfield

Flight Line Safety

Risk Management

CHAPTER 2 - AIR MOBILITY COMMAND AIRCRAFT

Introduction

Allowable Cabin Load

Aircraft Center of Gravity Limits

Cargo Load Center of Balance Limits

Aircraft Characteristics

C-130 Characteristics

C-141 Characteristics

C-5 Characteristics

KC-10 Characteristics

C-17 Characteristics

CHAPTER 3 - CIVIL RESERVE AIR FLEET AIRCRAFT

Introduction

Load Planning for CRAF Aircraft

B-707

B-747

DC-8

DC-10

L-1011

CHAPTER 4 - UNIT AIR MOVEMENT PLANNING GUIDELINES AND CONSIDERATIONS

Introduction

Aircraft Requirements

Weight Method

Type-Load Method

Automated Air Load Planning System

Air Movement Planning Worksheets

CHAPTER 5 - BASICS OF AIRCRAFT LOAD PLANNING

Introduction

Load Planning Considerations

Types of Loads

Concentrated Loading

Palletized Loading

Aircraft Loading Data

Principles of Moment

Load Center of Balance

Placement of Aircraft Loads

Load Planning

Templates

Loading Procedures

Automation

AALPS

CALM

CHAPTER 6 - LOAD SHORING

Introduction

The Need for Shoring

Types of Shoring

Rolling Shoring

Parking Shoring

Bridge Shoring

Sleeper Shoring

Special Shoring

Size and Condition of Shoring

Transport of Shoring

Shoring Requirements

Formulas

CHAPTER 7 - CARGO RESTRAINT

Introduction

Principles of Cargo Restraint

Restraint Criteria

Direction of Restraint

Tie-Down Devices

Tie-Down Device Strength

Required Number of Tie-Down Devices

Percentage Restraint chart

Percent of Angle of Tie

Pallets

APPENDIX A - COMMON AIR MOBILITY COMMAND AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATIONS

APPENDIX B - PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL

APPENDIX C - AIR MOVEMENT PLANNING WORKSHEET

APPENDIX D - 463L CARGO SYSTEM

APPENDIX E - TEMPLATES

APPENDIX F - MATERIALS-HANDLING EQUIPMENT

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHENTICATION


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

*This publication supersedes FM 55-9, 31 August 1981.



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