Basis of Issue Plan - BOIP

A. DESCRIPTION: THE TRUCK AIR VEHICLE TRANSPORTER (TAVTH) CONSISTS OF A 5 TON TRUCK (M942A2) W/O WINCH. THIS TRUCK HAS THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS AS THE TAVTH (M066AJ) EXCEPT THE HIAB CRANE HAS BEEN REMOVED. THIS TRUCK WAS SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE WITH CONTAINER. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE TRUCK IS L=384", H=120", W=97" AND WEIGHT= 26,000 LBS. B. CAPABILITIES: THE TAVTH IS A SPECIALLY DESIGNED M942A2. THIS TRUCK HAS A FLATBED WHICH HAS BEEN LOWERED TO ACCOMODATE TWO UAV COFFINS AND STILL MEET THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR TRANSPORT. C. EMPLOYMENT: LOCATED AT THE LAUNCH AD RECOVERY SITE. EACH TAVTH WILL BE COLOCATED AT THE CORPS/DIVISION AIRFIELD OR UNIMPROVED SITE WHERE UAV LAUNCH AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS EXIST. D. BASIS OF ISSUE: FOUR PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON CO, MI BN (AE), MI BDE, CORPS. TWO PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI BN, HEAVY, AIRBORNE AND AIR ASSAULT DIVISIONS. TWO PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI CO, ACR (HEAVY). E. POWER REQUIREMENTS: NONE. F. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: IS AIR TRANSPORTABLE BY C-130 AND LARGER AIRCRAFT. G. PERSONNEL/MAINTENANCE IMPACTS: (1) OPERATOR: 96U (2) MAINTAINERS: UL - 63B DS/GS - 63J, 63W H. SPECIAL NOTES: (1) BECAUSE OF THE EXTRA LONG WHEEL BASE THIS TRUCK REQUIRES THREE CAMOFLAUGE SETS. (2) THIS ITEM IS APPROPRIATE FOR INCLUSION IN AR 71-13.