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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The UH-1 Iroquois is a single-turbine-en- gine, single-rotor helicopter with a skid-type land- ing gear Figure Once you determine how each item will be loaded, requisition a consolidated list of the number 55-4550-2 and cargo nets through supply. Net, cargo, xfoot, NSN Unit commanders should train selected groups of personnel on helicopter operations.

55-45-02 restraint up formula: In addition, axle weights must be marked above each axle. Additionally, assure that the scaled weight is clearly marked on each side 88 inch of the 4b3L pallet.

The Army uses two models. Each 5,pound capacity fitting seivels 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 two tie-down chains method 2pass the link end of one c hain through or around the right 5-5450-2 point Figure The helicopter winch cable hook may be attached to both chains in the center of the tow bridle or hooked to only one chain if more length is desired. The duty performed by these personnel is an additional duty. Ground personnel who inadvertently encounter high velocity rotor wash should drop to a sitting or prone position to keep from being cm.


Recommend starting at one corner and working your way around the pallet. The cargo helicopter can lift heavy, oversize loads, such as artillery weapons and ammunition, vehicles, and large boxes.

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

In the vehicular tread area, the maximum allowable floor loading is 1, psf. The inch side should be 555-450-2 across the handling system so that the inch side is on the ramp guide rail. Shore the boards by placing pieces of blocking material under each board.

They have a load capacity of 5, pounds each. Shoring is a method of using lumber, planking, or similar material to spread highly concentrated loads over a greater floor area than that occupied by the cargo alone.

The L master pallet Figure 1 is made of corrosion resistant aluminum with soft wood core and is framed on all sides by aluminum rails.

If both are loaded, the cargo must be forward of the person- nel for safety. There are three models of the UH The remaining treadway area will withstand a wheel load of 1, pounds.

The UH-1 Iroquois is a single-turbine-engine, single-rotor helicopter with a skid-type landing gear Figure Make sure 554-50-2 the spool on the ratchet is completely unwound.


Tie down the container with the number of tie-down devices determined in Step 2. The headway aft of station will withstand a wheel load of 2, pounds. The pod can be loaded on the ground and then raised up to the helicopter.

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

The number of crews needed depends on how much of the unit’s equipment will be transported by internal means, the number of aircraft, and the frequency of flights. Again enter the information obtained in Steps 1 and 2 into the formula.

The adjustable hook end of this device has a ratchet system for tensioning. Tetra- chloroethylene must not be taken internally. The four in the ramp are in a rectangular pattern. These cargo units include general cargo, large or skid-mounted cargo, track- type vehicles, and single- 55-40-2 multiple-axle vehicles. Grata cut to 1ioott.

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The main difference is that the tongue is weighed as the front axle and the actual axle is weighed as the rear axle. 55-40-2 chapter also discusses preparing hazardous materials. Do not force with added leverage. The rules used when applying tie- down devices to cargo with tie-down provisions are as follows: