This manual, aAirdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Military Utility Vehicles, a is designed for use by all parachute riggers. This manual shows and tells how to prepare and rig the following configurations of the Military Utility Vehicles (M-Gator), one 80-cubic centimeter minibike, one or two 250- to 300-cubic centimeter motorcycles, one 350-cubic centimeter Yamaha four wheeled quad-runner on a combat expendable platform and one 500-cubic centimeter Polaris four wheeled quad-runner on a combat expendable platform. They are rigged for low-velocity airdrop from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft. Descriptions of loads are: Military Utility Vehicle (M-Gator): The M-Gator is 108 inches long, 60 inches wide and 43.6 inches high. The weight of the M-Gator is 1, 450 pounds, including fuel and fluids. Maximum payload for the M-Gator is 1, 400 pounds to include passengers; A-22 Cargo Bag Assembly: The A-22 cargo bag assembly is an adjustable cotton duck cloth/nylon and nylon webbing container. For this application, the A-22 cargo bag assembly will not exceed a maximum rigged weight of 1, 000 pounds due to the M-Gator payload restrictions. The minimum rigged weight is 800 pounds. Maximum height for the rigged A-22 is 83 inches; Military Utility Vehicle (M-Gator) with the First Response Expeditionary (FRE) Fire Vehicle: The M-Gator with FRE basic platform is a standard M-Gator modified with the cargo bed removed and replaced with an ultra high pressure system fire fighting equipment mounted in the cargo bed's place. The M-Gator W/FRE is 120 inches long, 63 inches wide and 62 inches high. The weight of the M-Gator W/FRE is 2, 280 pounds; The minibike is an 80-cubic centimeter. The minibike is 61 inches long, 27 inches wide and 34 inches high. The weight of the minibike is 155 pounds, including fuel and fluids; The motorcycle is a 250 to 300-cubic centimeter. The motorcycle is 88 inches long, 32 inches wide and 49 inches high. The motorcycle weighs 275 pounds, including fuel and fluids; The four wheeled quad-runner is a 350-cubic centimeter. The quad-runner is 72 inches long, 45 inches wide and 65 inches high. The quad-runner weighs 550 pounds, including fuel and fluids; and The four wheeled quad-runner is a 500-cubic centimeter. The quad-runner is 89 inches long, 48 inches wide and 50 inches high. The quad-runner weighs 820 pounds, including fuel and fluids.This manual, aAirdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Military Utility Vehicles, a is designed for use by all parachute riggers.
|Title||:||Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Military Utility Vehicles (FM 4-20. 108 / To 13C7-2-491)|
|Author||:||Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force|
|Publisher||:||Createspace Independent Pub - 2012-11-02|