ment might occur if the hook were
(OVM), consisting of machine gun,
(10) Release the M62 winch, and back the
cradle and mount, jack, oxygen tank,
vehicle until approximately 40 feet of
acetylene tank, spare track shoe,
cable has been run out.
mechanic's tool set, snatch block as-
(11) Station two guides inside the aircraft
to observe clearance on each side of
tion, tow bar, and track-connecting
fixtures. Assure that fuel tank is less
of the item to signal the item operator
than half full (approximately 60 gal-
and the winch operator.
( 5 ) Back the item to the toe of the ramp,
scrapes or drags along the aircraft
assuring that the center of the item is
inner wail, the wall may become seri-
ously damaged. Therefore, the guides
the aircraft cargo compartment.
must continuously check during the
(6) Locate one of the aircraft snatch
loading operation to give warning if
blocks at station 1117 on center of the
the cable comes in contact with the
cargo compartment. Locate the sec-
ond aircraft snatch block at station
(12) Station one man alongside the front
1117 positioned so that cable will be
of each track with a chock block.
along the right wall of cargo com-
Chock blocks are to be kept close under
partment. This cable must be close to,
each track while the item is on the
but not contact, the wall.
ramp to prevent the item from rolling
( 7 ) Lay two rows of 2- by 12-inch shoring
back in the event of a mechanical fail-
from toe of nose ramp, continuously
ure. As directed by the front guide,
the item driver maintains directional
boards wide so that item tracks will
control and is ready at all times to ap-
ride on the shoring.
ply brakes. Winch the item slowly
into the aircraft to its restraint posi-
( 8 ) Connect one end of the -inch cable
tion with the rear of the spade face
to the item's tow pintle. Rig a safety
at station 690.
chain by passing a D-1 tiedown device
chain through the cable clevis and the
Caution: Because of the structural
item's right and left towing provision
limitation of aircraft components,
eyes. Pull the chain to a tight loop,
cables must not exceed 30,000 pounds
Reeve the cable part connected to the
during loading and off-loading.
item around the center snatch block,
(13) Lower the aircraft loading-well plat-
across to the snatch block near the
right wall, and extend it over the ramp
OVM onto the platform. Raise the
to its full length.
platform into flight position. Pile ex-
( 9 ) Locate the M62 wrecker with its winch
tra shoring in the aircraft, and secure
cable in line with the right-hand sec-
it as directed by the aircraft com-
tion of the aircraft cable. Connect the
mander or load master.
aircraft cable and the M62 cable end-
c. Restraint. Restrain
to-end with the
location of the item and its restraint pattern.
Caution: Use of clevis instead of
Table 1 lists the tiedown devices required, the
cable hook is a safety measure, since
location of the tiedown points on the item, and
the corresponding fittings to which the devices
the winch towing-cable hook has an
open throat, and accidental detach-