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Combat loading consists of the standard loading and stowage of ammunition and equipment in the vehicles. This helps to insure that all equipment is present and that it is stowed in the proper location, and that it is readily accessible.


All equipment must be tied down or secured
to prevent injuries if the vehicle rolls over.

Because the equipment carried on a vehicle will vary slightly depending on whether it is used by a squad or platoon leader or platoon sergeant, a standard combat-load plan should be developed for each vehicle. The authorized unit equipment may vary based on unit mission, geographical location, and basic loads of ammunition.

This appendix -- which should be used with the operator's manual -- discusses a standard procedure for loading of a M1059. Based on mission-essential equipment and ammunition, the combat-load plans should be modified to fit the needs of each unit.

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