Army Helicopter Internal Load Operations (FM ) [Department of the Army ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Field Manual provide extensive information about FM ( ). FM PREFACE. This manual will assist personnel who perform helicopter internal load missions. It will familiarize them with.

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Storage 1 Store all textile items in a dry area, protected from direct sunlight, in a manner to prevent contact wit h sharp or abrasive objects and the ground. Support the overhang at the same height as the scale with a block of wood. Protect nets from adverse climatic conditions.

Always follow these guidelines: Again, the pathfinders are a great help here. Inspection 1 Inspect textile items before and after each use.

To operate the CGU, attach the fixed hook of the strap to the cargo or over the cargo to a tie-down ring if the cargo does not have tie-down provisions.

FM Army Helicopter Internal Load Operations – Chptr 1 Internal Cargo-Carrying Helicopters

It is for this reason that this tie-down angle is used. The rails also have indents notches designed to accept the detinet locks located on numerous types of MHE and are found on board all airlift-capable aircraft. In accordance with Rule 5 J paragraphcheck the load to see if any additional tie-down devices are required to prevent the load from shift- ing.

When the ramp is lowered, these auxiliary ramps provide flush contact between the ramp and the ground.

It uses the cargo hook adapter taken from the civilian Ranger helicopter. This is especially important when several items are tied together. Since the tie-down devices are not actually attached to the cargo, make sure that the load cannot slip from under the tie-down device. Each of the four wheels has an independent retraction and extension system manually operated by the mechanical jacks or alter- nate hydraulic pumps attached to each wheel gear. The differences among models are engine horsepower, rotor size, and cargo compartment size and configurations.


When 2-inch-thick shoring is used, that area over which the load is distributed is enlarged by a border 2 inches wide all around the area of load and shoring contact. Load long, heavy cargo on the pallet first. Maintenance 1 Remove all dirt, dust, or mud from webbing items by drybrushing. If enough tie-down devices are ap- plied over the top of the cargo to provide forward and lateral restraint, then vertical and aft restraint will automatically be provided.

Hang and dry all nets after use. The supported unit still packages and provides disposition instructions to the aviation unit. The pod is detached from the helicopter without using winches by extending the wheel mechanism.

Army Helicopter Internal Load Operations (FM 55-450-2)

They may be positioned to accommodate various vehicle tread widths or butted together for easier loading of bulk cargo. No repairs such as splicing or restitching are authorized. The binder consists of the two body plates that attach atone end to a short hook and at the end of a handle that holds a pivoting long hook.

As previously described, the L pallet is inches wide by 88 inches long with a maximum cargo weigh capacity of 10, pounds. Kit, bag aviators, NSN If the skid-mounted cargo will fit on the scale, weigh the whole load to use as your weight figure. Three different units are normally involved in an internal load mission: Each 5,pound capacity fitting swivels freely and can resist a single maximum load of 5, pounds exerted along any radius of a hemisphere, the flat side of which is the surface of the floor.


Using forklifts with shorter tines, picking up the pallet suspended from the corners with a crane, or other similar methods are not authorized for routine pallet movement.

These out- board assemblies are identical but symmetrically opposite.

Remove grease or oil by spot cleaning. How many tie-down devices are required to properly secure the container? Divide the total moment by the total weight. To form a towing bridle using one tie-down chain, pass 55-4450-2 link end of the chain through or around the right point of attachment, then through or around the left point of attachment. Wheels on the pod allow it to be moved on the ground. Measure the distance from the end of the tongue to the center of the axle.

There would be no laterafor vertical dm from this device since the cargo can readily move in these directions. The UH- 60L has a 9,pound load capacity. A complete description of the pallet, cargo nets, and instructions for their use are in Chap- ter 3.