This Publication Number will be included in the next revision of this manual. 4. Change FM , 30 August , as follows: Remove old pages. Insert new . Us Army FM Utility and Cargo Helicopter Operations () FM MULTISERVICE HELICOPTER SLING LOAD. Other manuals in this series are FM (FM )/MCRP E. VOL I/COMDTINST MB and FM /MCRP E, VOL III/NWP.
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Loop the chain end of the sling legs through their respective lift provisions located on the aft end of the trailer. The hookup team stands in the rear of the vehicle. Repeat this procedure with a second strap positioned 8 inches above the first strap.
Cluster and tie or tape breakaway technique the sling legs on top of the spare tire to prevent entanglement during hookup and lift-off. Position the apex fitting of sling set 2 on top of the generator set. Two hookup teams are used for this load. Place two sling legs on apex fitting number 2.
Install the pin and engage the keeper. Remove the slack in the rear sling chains. The MA1 trailer-mounted power units, generators, and power plants are rigged for dual-point sling load using the following procedures: Close the safety gate on each of the rear load spreaders. The M with high mobility digital group multiplexer auxiliary equipment transportation container in 2 and 3 mast configurations are rigged for dual-point sling load using the following procedures: The other hookup person stands on the firing base plate and places web ring 2 onto the aft cargo hook.
Loop the chain end of sling leg 1 around the left wheel hub. The aft hookup person stands on the trailer and places apex fitting 2 onto the aft cargo hook.
Certain sling loads, such as HMMWVs with shelters, present substantial risk of damage to the load or injury to the hookup personnel. Position the web ring on top of the aft end of the trailer.
FM MULTISERVICE HELICOPTER SLING LOAD DUAL-POINT
Certification for sling load assures the user that the item dm met minimum standards. Repeat with sling leg 4 and the right rear lift provision. Repeat with a second tie-down strap on the other stack of panels.
Loop the chain end of sling leg 1 through the left front lift provision that protrudes through the hood.
FM 4-20.199 MCRP 4-11.3E, VOL III
Unscrew the lifting eyelets from their stored position and reinsert the lifting eyelets so that the eyelet portion is accessible from the bed of the trailer through the access doors. Cluster and tie breakaway technique the sling legs in each sling set on top of the load to prevent entanglement during hookup and lift-off. Loop the chain end of the sling legs through their respective lift provisions located on each side of the towing pintle hook. Install the canvas bows over the canvas and secure with tiedowns or Type III nylon cord.
Chapters 2 through 13 contain the rigging procedures for certified dual-point loads and Chapter 14 contains the rigging procedures for suitable dual-point loads. Route outer sling legs 1and 2 between the two front bows to the front of the generator and inner sling legs 3 and 4 between the two rear bows to the rear of the generator.
Position the apex fitting on top of the tongue end of the unit. Position the apex fitting on top of the kingpin end of the trailer. Tie or tape the excess chain end to prevent the unrestrained chain from damaging the load. Extend the sling leg chains by connecting one additional chain length to each chain using the coupling links. Ensure the outboard rear bumper lift provisions are installed correctly and there is a 2-inch clearance between the round portion of the lift provision and the end of the bumper when the lift provision is in the raised position.
The rear lift provisions are located on the outer ends of the rear bumper.
Remove the antennas and stow inside the vehicle. Loop the chain end of sling leg 3 through the lift provision located on the left end of the bumper from inboard to outboard. Helicopter sling loading of unique items, due to operational requirements, will be at the discretion of the commander. The aft hookup person stands on the generator fender and places apex fitting 2 onto the aft cargo hook. Wrap the chain end of the other sling leg around the padding on the trail end of howitzer 2 and insert link 55 in the grab hook.
Pull the chain taut and ensure the chain is centered on the hub. The static discharge person discharges the static electricity. Position the apex fitting on the drawbar. The hookup teams stand on the trailer roof. The M shelter carriers with LMS shelter using shelter lift rings as sling guides and PU generator on MA3 trailer are rigged for dual-point sling load using the following procedures: Equipment not listed in this manual should be static lifted when possible by a crane to determine proper rigging and stability characteristics.
Ensure the plywood is securely tied to prevent it from flying off during flight. The aft hookup person stands on the fender of the trailer and places apex fitting 2 onto the aft cargo hook. The possibility of bending does not pose a safety threat to flight or ground personnel and will not affect the operation of the trailer. Connect one additional chain length to each chain on each sling set with a coupling link.
The MA1 with tactical data network gateway shelter is rigged for dual-point sling load using the following procedures: Attach two extra chain lengths to each existing chain on each sling leg using one coupling link for each additional chain length added. Each rigging procedure is found in a paragraph that includes a description of the load, materials required for rigging, and steps to complete the procedure.
If the procedures prescribe a spreader bar, install and pad it according to the rigging instructions. Loop the chain end of sling leg 1 through the lift provision located on the left trail.
Place the nylon rope of sling legs 3 and 4 in the guides on the end of the spreader bar. Tie down the steering wheel, using the securing device attached under the dashboard.