2-5. Personnel Harness Donning Instructions.
The personnel harness (fig. 2-1) is designed to be worn by the user on patrol and to partially replace standard load-
carrying equipment. As a result, the harness will be donned prior to departing on patrol using the following procedures:
Determine the size of the assigned harness (small, medium, large) to ensure compatibility with individual size.
Adjust the two harness web adjusters (3, fig. 2-1) to allow maximum extension of the harness straps (4). In
like manner, adjust the adjustable snap hook (7) on each leg strap (8) to provide the maximum extended
length possible on each leg strap.
Insert the left loose end of the pistol belt through the left harness strap loop (5) formed directly above the left
leg strap connector V-ring (6).
Using the right loose end of the pistol belt, repeat the procedure in c. above on the right side of the harness.
Position the two lift V-rings (1) toward the front of the harness adjacent to the equipment attaching rings (2).
Place each arm into the respective shoulder strap and don the harness.
Connect the pistol belt loose ends and position the belt near the midsection of the body.
Adjust each side of the harness, as required, by grasping and pulling each harness strap loose end through
the web adjuster. Adjustment should only be necessary if, prior to adjustment, the pistol belt is situated below
Extend the leg straps between the legs and connect each leg strap hook to the related connector V-ring below
the pistol belt. Adjust each strap by pulling the strap loose end until the strap is snug.
When the harness is used on patrol, the leg straps may be disconnected, folded, and secured to
a suitable point on the harness.
2-6. Assembling and Installing the Cargo and Personnel Lowering Anchoring Device.
The cargo and personnel lowering anchoring device will be assembled for use and installed in the UH-1 aircraft as
Install six connector snaps with buffers and three D-rings with buffers on the web loop. Ensure that the
No. 2 and No. 5 connector snaps face toward the inside of the web loop. Further ensure that two D-
rings are positioned between the No. 5 and No. 6 connector snaps.
Insert 12 inches of the web loop loose end into the quick-fit adapter secured to the opposite end of the
web loop length.