Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
This manual is published for use by operator and unit maintenance personnel responsible for operating and performing
maintenance on the personnel stabilized body (STABO) insertion/extraction system and the fast rope extraction system.
Additional instructions are also furnished for the installation of the cargo and personnel lowering anchoring device on the
1-2. Maintenance Forms and Records.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM
738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System.
1-3. Reporting of Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIRs).
If your lowering device needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell
us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an
SF368 Quality Deficiency Report (QDR). Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Troop Support Command, ATTN:
AMSTR-MOF, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St Louis, MO 63120-1798. We will send you a reply.
1-4. Destruction of Army Materiel to Prevent Enemy Use.
Destruction methods are described in the following subparagraphs.
Objective. Methods of destruction used to inflict damage on air delivery equipment make it impossible
to restore equipment to a usable condition in a combat zone by either repair or cannibalization.
Authority. Destruction of air delivery equipment that is in imminent danger of capture by an enemy is a
command decision that must be made by a battalion or higher commander or the equivalent.
Implementation plan. All units which possess air delivery equipment should have a plan for the
implementation of destruction procedures.
Training. All personnel who use or perform such functions as rigging, packing, maintenance, or storage
of air delivery equipment should receive thorough training on air delivery equipment destruction
procedures and methods. The destruction methods demonstrated during training should be simulated.
Upon completion of training, all applicable personnel should be thoroughly familiar with air delivery
equipment destruction methods and be capable of performing destruction without immediate reference
to any publication.