FM 4-20.142: Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Loads for Special Operations
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FM 4-20.142: Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Loads for Special Operations

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Official US Army Field Manual in Acrobat PDF file format.

This manual tells and shows how to rig the following airdrop loads for special operations:


• Four different High Speed Low Level Aerial Delivery System (HSLLADS) container loads rigged for airdrop from the MC-130 aircraft.
• Two different inflated Combat Rubber-Raiding Crafts (CRRC) rigged on a Combat Expendable Platform (CEP) for low-velocity airdrop from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft.
• The Rigging Alternate Method Zodiac (RAMZ) is rigged in an A-22 container for low-velocity airdrop from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft.
• The Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boat (NSWRIB) is rigged for low-velocity airdrop on a specially designed platform from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft.
• Two different Advanced Rescue Crafts (ARC) rigged on a combat expendable platform (CEP) for low velocity airdrop from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft.
• The Wind Supported Aerial Delivery System (WSADS) Snow Goose is a low-cost, reusable, fully autonomous, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that can be used to carry out a variety of missions at otherwise inaccessible locations for low velocity airdrop from a C-130 or C-17 aircraft.


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