1-5. Equipment Characteristics, Capabilities, and Features - continued.
Cargo and Personnel Lowering Anchoring Device. The anchoring device consists of a 13-foot long nylon web
floor tiedown loop (fig. 1-4) and three 87 3/4-inch long nylon strap assemblies (fig. 1-5). The web loop has six sliding
connector snaps (1, fig. 1-4) attached which connect to specified tiedown fittings in the aircraft floor. The web loop may
accommodate any number of sliding D-rings (2) which provide an attachment point for the strap assemblies. Three
sliding D-rings are required to be attached to the web loop when the anchoring device is to be used with the STABO
Web Loop, Typical
Fast Rope. The fast rope (fig. 1-6) is a polyester rope, which is 1 3/4 inches in diameter, olive drab in color,
and is issued in 60-foot, 90-foot, and 120-foot lengths. The top of the main rope (1) has an eight inch eye splice to allow
the rope to be attached to specially equipped helicopters. At the bottom of the main rope, 9/16-inch diameter white nylon
rope is spliced into the main rope to form three extraction loops (2). A 9/16-inch diameter black nylon rope is also spliced
into the main rope to form three safety loops (3) at the same position as the extraction loops.