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Appendix F

Transportability

This appendix describes Patriot system transportability requirements. It begins with an overview of rail, sea, highway, and air transportability, and then describes airlift requirements for deploying a minimum engagement package (MEP) into a theater of operations. The appendix also describes special air transportability requirements for selected Patriot major items transported on C-5 and C-141 aircraft. General load plan diagrams for the C-5 and C-17 are also included.

TRANSPORTABILITY OVERVIEW

F-1. The Patriot system and its support elements must be rapidly deployable and transportable via rail, sea, highway (including off-road), and air without sustaining damage. All vehicles and other components, shipped crated or uncrated, must incorporate lifting and tie-down features per MIL STD-209. Comprehensive details can be found in transportation manuals FM 4-01, FM 4-01.9, FM 4-01.12.

RAIL TRANSPORT

F-2. Patriot is capable of movement on the Passe-Partout International (PPI) loading gauge. Separation of tractors and trailers is acceptable for clearance of the PPI gauge requirement. Rail transport of military equipment on the railway network of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands is regulated by STANAGs 2832 and 2175. In NATO countries, Patriot components and vehicles, when dismounted and shipped as separate loads, will clear the PPI gauge. Therefore, these items would be categorized as ordinary transport equipment, requiring only a load study to select appropriate flatcars and determining shipping procedures. In the road march configuration, however, most Patriot major items fail to clear the PPI gauge. Accordingly, movement will be categorized as exceptional transport, requiring a load study and a traffic study, to develop Patriot's routing maps through Europe. Advanced rail planning and routing must be coordinated and verified by individual host nations before USAREUR deployment. This is an USAREUR staff responsibility.

SEA TRANSPORT

F-3. Transport aboard cargo ships and landing craft of the LCM-8 class is possible. Tractors and trailers may be separated; however, off-loading of equipment modules is not acceptable for movement aboard the LCM-8 in view of the requirement that the equipment be landed in a service-ready condition. No problems are anticipated in transporting Patriot by the marine mode. Patriot items are readily transportable by break-bulk ships, barge carriers (lighter aboard ship-LASH and Seabee) and roll on/roll off (RO/RO) ships. Although Patriot's major items are not self-contained, most can be loaded on special flat rack containers if transport by container ships is necessary. Patriot can be transported in the logistics over the shore (LOTS) environment, provided the system components are dismounted from the transporter vehicles, as necessary, to achieve compatibility with Army barges. Patriot is readily transportable, as required, by LCM-8 provided the M983 is disengaged from the M860A1 semitrailer and transported separately.

HIGHWAY TRANSPORT

F-4. Patriot vehicles must be reduced to a height of less than 142 inches in the self-propelled travel configuration to allow unrestricted movement on worldwide highways and bridges. Off-loading of the GMs is acceptable to meet this requirement. For example, for highway movement in USAREUR, all Patriot vehicles exceed width allowances. The M983/860A1 tractor-semi-trailer used to transport the RS and LS also exceeds length limits. The amount of excess, however, is not significant. A movement credit (clearance) will be needed from the transportation movement officer (TMO) at the movement origin. He will accomplish necessary coordination with host nation authorities. Hence, highway movement of the Patriot system can be expedited through advance transportation planning.

AIR TRANSPORT

F-5. Air travel is the only transportation method that meets world situations requiring immediate response. Air movement of units requires planning at all command levels. Units must be trained to skillfully execute an air deployment.

F-6. The Patriot system is transportable aboard several heavy transport aircraft including the C-17, C-141, and C-5A. For a given deployment, the choice of transport aircraft will depend upon METT-TC and aircraft availability. Because of their superior airlift capacity, the C-5 and C-17 are preferred for deploying a Patriot MEP into theater. Load planners must consider the characteristics of each aircraft. These characteristics include—

  • The size of the cargo door and its location and height above the ground.

  • The size and shape of the cargo compartment.

  • The strength of the aircraft floor.

  • The location, number, and type of seats available for airlifting troops.

  • Aircraft configurations.

F-7. Special loading considerations must be observed for some Patriot major items on certain aircraft. Some of the considerations for the C-5 and the C-141 aircraft, which include loading restrictions, special tie-down provisions, and special lifting and handling equipment requirements, have been described in this appendix.

F-8. No Patriot items except the missile are internally transportable by Army helicopters, although the CH-47 and CH-50 helicopters can transport several components, such as the ECS and ICC shelters, as external loads.

C-5 CHARACTERISTICS

F-9. The C-5 is a high-winged, long-range, heavy-lift transport aircraft. Its primary function is to airlift outsized cargo. The troop compartment is in the upper deck area on the C-5 aircraft. It is a self-contained compartment with a galley, two lavatories, and 73 available passenger seats. An additional 267 airline seats may be installed on the cargo compartment floor if needed.

F-10. Special features of the aircraft are its ability to load/unload from either end of the cargo compartment. A vehicle can actually be driven through the aircraft. C-5s can deliver approximately 150, 000 lbs of cargo.

C-17 CHARACTERISTICS

F-11. The C-17 is a high-winged, long-range, heavy-lift four-engine turbofan transport aircraft. It is designed to replace the C-141 fleet as the airlift workhorse. The C-17 has approximately the same wingspan as the C-141 but can carry twice the payload. It can deliver the same outsize equipment as the C-5. The C-17 is capable of landing in small airfields previously restricted to the C-130.

F-12. The C-17 does not have a separate passenger compartment. However, it has 54 side-facing seats permanently installed for passenger use in the cargo compartment. These sidewall seats do not affect the cargo area dimensions. The C-17 has the ability to land on short runways with anticipated payloads up to 154,000 pounds, which enables delivery of equipment directly to short airfields.

MEP AIR TRANSPORTABILITY

F-13. The basic MEP consists of an ECS, radar, two launchers, SRPT, HMMWV's with trailers, EPP, fuel tanker, GMT, PAC-2/PAC-3 missiles or both, and sufficient supporting equipment, supplies, rations and personnel to sustain 24-hour operations for 15 days METT-TC dependent. Note: The basic MEP is deployed into the theater using five C-5A or seven C-17 aircraft and can be employed to defend critical lodgment assets. The number of PAC-2/PAC-3 missiles deployed with the MEP will vary according to the threat, each launcher will have a full load of missiles plus one reload.

F-14. The MEP should be considered a starting point only for planning, and organization tailorable to METT-TC. The diagrams for the allocation of MEP components should only be used for guidance with possibilities of how the C-5 and C-17 might be loaded. Considerations should be made for vehicle operator crews and their gear to be transported in the same aircraft as their assigned equipment. This provides a fail safe for immediate unloading and reloading capabilities when situation dictates the rapid movement of equipment.

F-15. A Patriot MEP consists of the major items, equipment, and personnel as shown in Figure F-1. The allocation of MEP components for a C-5A aircraft is shown in Figure F-2. MEP components for the C-17 are shown in Figure F-3.

Figure F- 1. Patriot Minimum Engagement Package

Figure F- 1. Patriot Minimum Engagement Package

Figure F-2. Allocation of MEP Components on C-5 Aircraft

Figure F-2. Allocation of MEP Components on C-5 Aircraft

Figure F-3. Allocation of MEP Components on C-17 Aircraft

Figure F-3. Allocation of MEP Components on C-17 Aircraft

SPECIAL AIR TRANSPORTABILITY REQUIREMENTS

F-16. This section describes special transport requirements for selected Patriot system items aboard C-5 and C-141 aircraft. These items include the radar set, launching station, HEMTT, flatbed semitrailer, ECS, (mounted and unmounted configurations), ICC (mounted and unmounted), CRG (mounted and unmounted), LRPT, GMT, AMG (mounted and unmounted), EPP III.

RADAR SET, SEMITRAILER-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-17. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the RS/M860A1/M983 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The RS/M860A1/M983 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

RADAR SET, SEMITRAILER-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-18. The RS must be off-loaded from the M860A1 semitrailer for C-141 air transport. The semitrailer cannot be loaded onto the C-141 aircraft without first removing the outriggers. The actuator portion of the outrigger assembly may remain attached to the semitrailer, be raised to a vertical position, and secured using metal strapping with a 2-inch x 4-inch x 96-inch spacer, notched at each end, placed between opposite outrigger actuators. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the RS for transport in a sectionalized configuration. The RS is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the RS from the M860A1 trailer and load it onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized RS into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the RS and the C-141 aircraft.

LAUNCHING STATION, SEMITRAILER-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-19. The LSs are remotely operated, fully self-contained units, carrying integral onboard power and up to four guided missiles. The LS is mounted on an M860A1 semitrailer towed by an M983 tractor. The LS/M860A1 semitrailer/M983 tractor combination can be transported by C-5 with or without the missile rounds. Four missile-rounds can be loaded onto the LS for C-5 transport. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the LS/M860A1/M983 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The LS/M860A1/M983 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

LAUNCHING STATION, SEMITRAILER-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-20. The semitrailer cannot be loaded onto the C-141 aircraft without first removing the missile rounds, outriggers, and the launcher's onboard power source, an MEP-113A 15-kilowatt diesel engine-driven generator. The actuator portion of the outrigger assembly may remain attached to the semitrailer, be raised to a vertical position, and secured using metal strapping with a 2-inch x 4-inch x 96-inch spacer, notched at each end, placed between opposite outrigger actuators. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and palletize the generator for transport. A crane, forklift, or other lifting device is required to remove the generator from the M860A1 semitrailer and load it onto a pallet. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized generator into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the LS and the C-141 aircraft.

HEAVY EXPANDED MOBILITY TACTICAL TRUCK, 10-TON: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-21. The M983 truck can be transported by C-5 without disassembly. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M983 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M983 within the C-5. The M983 can be driven through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

HEAVY EXPANDED MOBILITY TACTICAL TRUCK, 10-TON: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-22. The M983 truck can be transported by C-141 without disassembly; however, the spare tire must be removed from the vehicle in order to load into the C-141. It can be driven into the aircraft, eliminating the use of pallets. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M983 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M983 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

SEMITRAILER, FLATBED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-23. The M860A1 semitrailer can be transported by C-5 with or without its mission payload. Due to the kingpin's unusual 3 1/2-inch size, care should be taken not to lose it during loading. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M860A1 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The M860A1 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area. Since the M860A1 semitrailer does not have an on-board mobility source, a prime mover, tow motor, or other suitable handling equipment is necessary to load the M860A1 semitrailer into the C-5 aircraft.

SEMITRAILER, FLATBED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-24. The M860A1 semitrailer cannot be loaded onto the C-141 aircraft with its mission payload or the outriggers. The actuator portion of the outrigger assembly may remain attached to the semitrailer, be raised to a vertical position and secured using metal strapping with a 2-inch x 4-inch x 96-inch spacer, notched at each end, placed between opposite outrigger actuators. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the M860A1 semitrailer does not have an on-board mobility source, a prime mover, tow motor, or other suitable handling equipment is necessary to load the M860A1 semitrailer into the C-141 aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M860A1 semitrailer and the C-141 aircraft.

ENGAGEMENT CONTROL STATION, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-25. The ECS shelter/M927 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the ECS/M927 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The ECS/M927 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

ENGAGEMENT CONTROL STATION, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-26. The ECS shelter must be off-loaded from the M927 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The shelter is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M927 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the ECS shelter for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the shelter from the M927 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40-K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ECS shelter or M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ENGAGEMENT CONTROL STATION: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-27. The off-loaded ECS shelter is C-141 transportable. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the shelter does not have an on-board mobility source, cargo-handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40-K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ECS shelter and the C-141 aircraft.

INFORMATION AND COORDINATION CENTRAL, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-28. The ICC shelter/M927 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the ICC/M927 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The ICC/M927 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

INFORMATION AND COORDINATION CENTRAL, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-29. The ICC shelter must be off-loaded from the M927 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The shelter is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M927 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the ICC shelter for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the shelter from the M927 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40-K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ICC shelter or M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

INFORMATION AND COORDINATION CENTRAL: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-30. The off-loaded ICC shelter is C-141 transportable. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the shelter does not have an onboard mobility source, cargo-handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40-K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ICC shelter and the C-141 aircraft.

COMMUNICATIONS RELAY GROUP, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-31. The CRG shelter/M927 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the CRG/M927 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The CRG/M927 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

COMMUNICATIONS RELAY GROUP, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-32. The CRG shelter must be off-loaded from the M927 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The shelter is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M927 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the CRG shelter for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the shelter from the M927 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40-K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the CRG shelter or M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

COMMUNICATIONS RELAY GROUP: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-33. The off-loaded CRG shelter is C-141 transportable. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the shelter does not have an on-board mobility source, cargo-handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40-K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the CRG shelter and the C-141 aircraft.

TRUCK, M927: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-34. The M927 must be height reduced to 91 inches by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-141, the M927 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M927 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

LARGE REPAIR PARTS TRANSPORTER: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-35. The M977 truck can be transported by C-5 without disassembly. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M977 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M977 within the C-5. The M977 can be driven through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

LARGE REPAIR PARTS TRANSPORTER: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-36. The M977 truck can be transported by C-141 without disassembly; however, the spare tire must be removed from the vehicle in order to load into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M977 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M977 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

GUIDED MISSILE TRANSPORTER: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-37. The M985E1 truck can be transported by C-5 with or without a payload of guided missiles. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M985E1 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M985E1 within the C-5. The M985E1 can be driven through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

GUIDED MISSILE TRANSPORTER: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-38. The M985E1 truck can be transported by C-141 without disassembly; however, the missile payload and spare tire must be removed from the vehicle in order to load into the C-141. The crane must be lowered to its travel position in order to meet height requirements. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M985E1 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M985E1 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ANTENNA MAST GROUP, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-39. The AMG/M942 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the AMG/M942 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The AMG/M942 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

ANTENNA MAST GROUP, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-40. The AMG must be off-loaded from the M942 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The AMG is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M942 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the AMG for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the AMG from the M942 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40-K-loader is then required to load the palletized AMG into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the AMG and M942 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ANTENNA MAST GROUP: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-41. The off-loaded AMG is C-141 transportable and due to the size and payload capabilities of the C-141, can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the AMG does not have an on-board mobility source, cargo-handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the AMG and the C-141 aircraft.

ELECTRIC POWER PLANT III, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5

F-42. The EPP III/M983 HEMTT combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the EPP III/M983 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The EPP III/M983 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

ELECTRIC POWER PLANT III, TRUCK-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-43. The diesel engines must be off-loaded from the M983 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the EPP III for transport in a sectionalized configuration. A 30-ton crane may be used to remove the diesel engines from the M983 HEMTT and load them onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized diesel engines into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the palletized diesel engines or M983 HEMTT truck and the C-141 aircraft.

TRUCK, M942: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-141

F-44. The M942 must be height reduced to 93.7 inches by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-141, the M942 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M942 within the C-141, There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M942 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ELECTRIC POWER UNIT II, TRAILER-MOUNTED: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR C-5 and C-141

F-45. The EPU II is C-5 and C-141 transportable and due to the size and payload capabilities of the aircraft, it can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo.



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