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APPENDIX E

RAIL/SEA/HIGHWAY/AIR TRANSPORTABILITY

The Patriot system is capable of rapid deployment and tactical movement. It is capable of withstanding, without damage, normal movement by rail, sea, highway, or air as well as off-road movement and subsequent operations. All system vehicles have the capability of transport on railway systems conforming to the Passé-Partout International (PPI) loading gauge. The system can be transported in cargo ships and landing craft of the LCM-8 class. The system is deliverable by heavy transport C-141 and C-5A aircraft, and palletized loads are compatible with the USAF 463-L loading system. Vehicles with payloads can be reduced to not-greater-than 142 inches in height in the self-propelled travel configuration to permit unrestricted movement on worldwide highways and bridges. The equipment has built-in waterproofing to permit shallow fording in fresh or salt water to a depth of 30 inches under normal field travel conditions.

TRANSPORTABILITY REQUIREMENTS DATA

Transportability requirements for the Patriot missile system are defined in the materiel needs document and in the system development specifications. Generally, the system with its support elements must be capable of rapid deployment and tactical movement without damage, when moved by rail, water, highway (including off-road), and air modes.

All vehicles and other appropriate components, shipped crated or uncrated, incorporate lifting and tie-down features per MIL-STD-209. Specific requirements for transportability are listed in the following paragraphs.

RAIL TRANSPORT

Patriot is capable of movement on the PPI loading gauge. Separation of tractors and trailers is acceptable for clearance of the PPI gauge requirement. Rail transport of military equipment on the railway network of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands is regulated by STANAGs 2832 and 2175. In NATO countries, Patriot components and vehicles, when dismounted and shipped as separate loads, will clear the PPI gauge. Therefore, these items would be categorized as ordinary transport equipment, requiring only a load study to select appropriate flatcars and determining shipping procedures. In the road march configuration, however, most Patriot major items fail to clear the PPI gauge. Accordingly, movement will be categorized as exceptional transport, requiring a load study and a traffic study to develop Patriot's routing maps through Europe. Advanced rail planning and routing must be coordinated and verified by individual host nations before USAREUR deployment. This is a USAREUR responsibility.

SEA TRANSPORT

Transport aboard cargo ships and landing craft of the LCM-8 class is possible. Tractors and trailers may be separated; however, off-loading of equipment modules is not acceptable for movement aboard the LCM-8 in view of the requirement that the equipment be landed in a service-ready condition. No problems are anticipated in transporting Patriot by the marine mode. Patriot items are readily transportable by break-bulk ships, barge carriers (LASH and Seabee) and roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) ships. Although Patriot's major items are not self-contained, most can be loaded on special flatrack containers if transport by containerships is necessary. Patriot can be transported in the logistics over-the-shore (LOTS) environment, provided the system components are dismounted from the transporter vehicles, as necessary, to achieve compatibility with Army barges. Patriot is readily transportable, as required, by LCM-8 provided the M983 is disengaged from the M860A1 semitrailer and transported separately.

HIGHWAY TRANSPORTABILITY

Patriot vehicles must be reduced to a height of less than 142 inches in the self-propelled travel configuration to allow unrestricted movement on worldwide highways and bridges. Off-loading of the GMs is acceptable to meet this requirement. For example, for highway movement in USAREUR, all Patriot vehicles will exceed width allowances. The M983/860A1 tractor-semitrailer used to transport the RS and LS will also exceed length limits. The amount of excess, however, is not significant. A movement credit (clearance) will be needed from the transportation movement officer (TMO) at the movement origin. He will accomplish necessary coordination with German or other host nation authorities. Hence, highway movement of the Patriot system can be expedited through advance transportation planning.

GUIDED MISSILE TRANSPORTABILITY

The GM can be transported by standard wheeled vehicles, rail, air (including helicopter, externally and internally loaded), and ship transporters. The GM is transportable off-road for extended distances on the LS or tactical vehicles. Transport of the GM will be according to AMC outloading drawing.

TRANSPORTABILITY DOCUMENTATION

Adequate plans have been made to prepare and publish transportability guidance for Patriot. In addition, the Patriot Project Office (PPO) has requested that the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) prepare an all-mode transportability guidance manual for the Patriot missile system. These manuals, with instructions for packaging, safety, and security, should ensure efficient in-theater transportation of Patriot. Transportability design data sheets have been prepared to provide data for the development of transportation plans and procedures for the system elements considering transportability as affected by equipment design. A transportability evaluation report describing the transportation and handling of the Patriot system has also been prepared.

AIR TRANSPORTABILITY

Patriot is transportable aboard heavy transport aircraft to include the C-141 and C-5A. Palletization of component modules is acceptable for transport aboard the C-141. The following table details specific requirements concerning payload removal required for transport aboard C-141 aircraft. Tractors and trailers may be separated for air transport; however, the system mounted on vehicles can be loaded on C-5A aircraft without payload off-loading.

All Patriot components in shipping configuration meet aircraft transport requirements as determined through analysis. The M983 truck-tractor and the M939-series trucks have been certified by the Air Force as being transportable by the C-141 and C-5A. Engineering development equipment, including the RS and ECS, have been flown in a C-5A between WSMR, New Mexico and Bedford, Massachusetts without incident. Dimensional and weight data on all Patriot components not previously reviewed by the Air Force have been submitted to the Air Force for analysis and air transportability certification. No Patriot items, except the GM, are internally transportable by Army helicopters, although the CH-47 and CH-54 models can transport several components, such as the ECS and ICC shelters, as external loads.

CARGO DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, C-141

Cargo Compartment Dimension

Cargo Area

Loading Maximum Weights

CARGO DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, C-5

Cargo Compartment Dimension

Cargo Area

Loading Maximum Weights

EQUIPMENT DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

RADAR SET, SEMITRAILER-MOUNTED, AN/MPQ-53

Special Requirements for C-5

The RS consists of a multifunction phased-array radar mounted on an M860A1 semitrailer towed by an M983 tractor. The RS/M860A1 semitrailer/M983 tractor combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the RS/M860A1/M983 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The RS/M860A1/M983 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The RS must be off-loaded from the M860A1 semitrailer for C-141 air transport. The semitrailer cannot be loaded onto the C-141 aircraft without first removing the outriggers. The actuator portion of the outrigger assembly may remain attached to the semitrailer, be raised to a vertical position and secured using metal strapping with a 2-inch x 4-inch x 96-inch spacer, notched at each end, placed between opposite outrigger actuators. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the RS for transport in a sectionalized configuration. The RS is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the RS from the M860A1 trailer and load it onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized RS into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the RS and the C-141 aircraft.

LAUNCHING STATION, GUIDED MISSILE, SEMITRAILER-MOUNTED, M901

Special Requirements for C-5

The LSs are remotely operated, fully self-contained units, carrying integral onboard power and up to four guided missiles. The LS is mounted on an M860A1 semitrailer towed by an M983 tractor. The LS/M860A1 semitrailer/M983 tractor combination can be transported by C-5 with or without the missile rounds (Only three missile-rounds can be loaded onto the LS for C-5 transport due to overhead clearance or interference with the curvature of the ceiling of the cargo compartment. The fourth missile-round should be loaded on a pallet in the same aircraft). Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the LS/M860A1/M983 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The LS/M860A1/M983 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The semitrailer cannot be loaded onto the C-141 aircraft without first removing the missile rounds, outriggers, and the launcher's onboard power source, an MEP-113A 15-kilowatt diesel engine-driven generator. The actuator portion of the outrigger assembly may remain attached to the semitrailer, be raised to a vertical position and secured using metal strapping with a 2-inch x 4-inch x 96-inch spacer, notched at each end, placed between opposite outrigger actuators. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and palletize the generator for transport. A crane, forklift, or other lifting device is required to remove the generator from the M860A1 semitrailer and load it onto a pallet. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized generator into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the LS and the C-141 aircraft.

HEAVY EXPANDED MOBILITY TACTICAL TRUCK, 10-TON, M983

Special Requirements for C-5

The M983 10-ton HEMTT is the prime mover for the M860A1 semitrailer-mounted Patriot radar set and launching station. The M983 truck can be transported by C-5 without disassembly. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M983 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M983 within the C-5. The M983 can be driven through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The M983 truck can be transported by C-141 without disassembly; however, the spare tire must be removed from the vehicle in order to load into the C-141. It can be driven into the aircraft, eliminating the use of pallets. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M983 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M983 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

SEMITRAILER, FLATBED, M860A1

Special Requirements for C-5

The M860A1 semitrailer is the trailer used to transport the Patriot radar set and launching station. The M860A1 semitrailer can be transported by C-5 with or without its mission payload. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M860A1 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The M860A1 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area. Since the M860A1 semitrailer does not have an on-board mobility source, a prime mover, tow motor, or other suitable handling equipment is necessary to load the M860A1 semitrailer into the C-5 aircraft.

Special Requirements for C-141

The M860A1 semitrailer cannot be loaded onto the C-141 aircraft with its mission payload or the outriggers. The actuator portion of the outrigger assembly may remain attached to the semitrailer, be raised to a vertical position and secured using metal strapping with a 2-inch x 4-inch x 96-inch spacer, notched at each end, placed between opposite outrigger actuators. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the M860A1 semitrailer does not have an on-board mobility source, a prime mover, tow motor, or other suitable handling equipment is necessary to load the M860A1 semitrailer into the C-141 aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M860A1 semitrailer and the C-141 aircraft.

ENGAGEMENT CONTROL STATION, TRUCK-MOUNTED, AN/MSQ-104

Special Requirements for C-5

The ECS shelter is mounted on an M927 truck and is the operational control center of the Patriot FU. The ECS shelter/M927 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the ECS/M927 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The ECS/M927 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The ECS shelter must be off-loaded from the M927 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The shelter is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M927 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the ECS shelter for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the shelter from the M927 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ECS shelter or M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ENGAGEMENT CONTROL STATION

Special Requirements for C-141

The off-loaded ECS shelter is C-141 transportable. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the shelter does not have an on-board mobility source, cargo handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ECS shelter and the C-141 aircraft.

INFORMATION AND COORDINATION CENTRAL, TRUCK-MOUNTED, AN/MSQ-116

Special Requirements for C-5

The ICC shelter is mounted on an M927 truck and is similar in appearance to the ECS. The ICC contains modems to permit communication with higher echelon units than the ECS. The ICC shelter/M927 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the ICC/M927 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The ICC/M927 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The ICC shelter must be off-loaded from the M927 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The shelter is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M927 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the ICC shelter for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the shelter from the M927 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ICC shelter or M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

INFORMATION AND COORDINATION CENTRAL

Special Requirements for C-141

The off-loaded ICC shelter is C-141 transportable. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the shelter does not have an onboard mobility source, cargo handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the ICC shelter and the C-141 aircraft.

COMMUNICATIONS RELAY GROUP, TRUCK-MOUNTED, AN/MRC-137

Special Requirements for C-5

The CRG is mounted on an M927 truck and provides a multirouted, secure, two-way data relay capability between the ICC and its assigned FUs and between adjacent units. The CRG shelter/M927 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the CRG/M927 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The CRG/M927 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The CRG shelter must be off-loaded from the M927 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The shelter is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M927 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the CRG shelter for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the shelter from the M927 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the CRG shelter or M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

COMMUNICATIONS RELAY GROUP

Special Requirements for C-141

The off-loaded CRG shelter is C-141 transportable. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the shelter does not have an on-board mobility source, cargo handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the CRG shelter and the C-141 aircraft.

TRUCK, M927

Special Requirements for C-141

The M927 truck is the prime carrier used for the Patriot ECS, ICC, and CRG shelters. The M927 must be height reduced to 91 inches by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-141, the M927 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M927 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M927 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

LARGE REPAIR PARTS TRANSPORTER, M977

Special Requirements for C-5

The M977 LRPT cargo truck provides a means to transport and store large, heavy repair parts required for Patriot equipment. The M977 truck can be transported by C-5 without disassembly. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M977 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M977 within the C-5. The M977 can be driven through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The M977 truck can be transported by C-141 without disassembly; however, the spare tire must be removed from the vehicle in order to load into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M977 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M977 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

GUIDED MISSILE TRANSPORTER, M985E1

Special Requirements for C-5

The M985E1 GMT cargo truck is used for delivery, recovery, and loading of guided missiles. The M985E1 truck can be transported by C-5 with or without a payload of guided missiles. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the M985E1 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M985E1 within the C-5. The M985E1 can be driven through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The M985E1 truck can be transported by C-141 without disassembly, however, the missile payload and spare tire must be removed from the vehicle in order to load into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M985E1 within the C-141. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M985E1 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ANTENNA MAST GROUP, TRUCK-MOUNTED, OE-349/MRC

Special Requirements for C-5

The AMG is mounted on an M942 truck and is a mobile antenna mast system used to carry the amplifiers and antennas associated with the UHF communications equipment in the ECS, ICC, and CRG. The AMG/M942 truck combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the AMG/M942 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The AMG/M942 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The AMG must be off-loaded from the M942 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The AMG is loaded on a pallet train consisting of three HCU-6/E cargo pallets married together. The M942 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the AMG for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the AMG from the M942 truck and load it onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized AMG into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the AMG or M942 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ANTENNA MAST GROUP

Special Requirements for C-141

The off-loaded AMG is C-141 transportable and due to the size and payload capabilities of the C-141, can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Since the AMG does not have an on-board mobility source, cargo handling equipment is necessary to load it into the C-141 aircraft. One 30-ton crane is required to load the shelter onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized shelter into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the AMG and the C-141 aircraft.

ELECTRIC POWER PLANT III, TRUCK-MOUNTED, M977EPP

Special Requirements for C-5

The EPP III consists of two interconnected 150-kilowatt, 400-hertz, diesel engines mounted on an M983 HEMTT. It is the prime power source for the ECS and RS. The EPP III/M983 HEMTT combination can be transported by C-5 in the road march configuration. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-5, the EPP III/M983 payload can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-5. The EPP III/M983 configuration can be rolled through the C-5 cargo compartment without interfering with the walls or ceiling of the cargo area.

Special Requirements for C-141

The diesel engines must be off-loaded from the M983 carrier vehicle for C-141 transport. The M983 must be height reduced by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. The location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the payload within the C-141. Specialized lifting and handling equipment is necessary to dismount and load the EPP III for transport in a sectionalized configuration. One 30-ton crane is required to remove the diesel engines from the M983 HEMTT and load them onto pallets. A 40 K-loader is then required to load the palletized diesel engines into the cargo area of the aircraft. There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the palletized diesel engines or M983 HEMTT truck and the C-141 aircraft.

TRUCK, M942

Special Requirements for C-141

The M942 truck is the prime carrier used for the Patriot AMG. The M942 must be height reduced to 93.7 inches by removing the cabin top and windshield for loading into the C-141. Because of the size and payload capabilities of the C-141, the M942 can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing provisions must also be considered in the location of the M942 within the C-141, There are no lateral or vertical interference problems between the M942 truck and the C-141 aircraft.

ELECTRIC POWER UNIT II, TRAILER-MOUNTED, PU-789

Special Requirements for C-5 and C-141

The EPU II consists of one 30-kilowatt, 400-hertz, diesel engine generator set mounted on a trailer and towed by the ICC or CRG. It is the prime power source for the ICC and CRG. The EPU II is C-5 and C-141 transportable and due to the size and payload capabilities of the aircraft, it can be located almost anywhere in the cargo area. However, the location of the combined CG of the total load must be within the limits of the aircraft for the total weight of the cargo. Tie-down spacing