FM 4-20.167: Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Tracked Personnel – Cargo Carriers
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FM 4-20.167: Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Tracked Personnel – Cargo Carriers

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Official US Army Field Manual in Acrobat PDF file format.

The purpose of this manual is to provide the latest approved procedures for rigging the IC45 crawler carrier, IC45-2 IHI crawler carrier and the M973A, 1 ½-ton cargo carrier small unit support vehicle (SUSV) on the type V platform for low-velocity airdrop from C-130 and C-17 aircraft. This manual is written for use by all parachute riggers.

DESCRIPTION OF LOAD
• The IC45 crawler carrier is a small commercial off the shelf tracked dump truck. The IC45 crawler carrier is 98 ½ inches high (reducible to 77 ½ inches with the removal of the roll over protection system (ROPS) and canopy cover), 175 inches long, 101 ½ inches wide (reducible to 88 ½ inches with removal of the side mirrors) and weighs 12,790 pounds.
• The IC45-2 IHI crawler carrier is a small commercial off the shelf tracked dump truck with an attachment assembly. The IC45-2 IHI crawler carrier is 97 ½ inches in height (reducible to 81 ½ inches with the removal of the roll over protection system and canopy cover), 103 inches in width, 200 inches long, and weighs 16,500 pounds.
• The M973A, 1 ½-ton cargo carrier small unit support vehicle (SUSV) is a tracked vehicle with a driver’s compartment and a cargo-troop carrier compartment attached to the rear. The vehicle is 271 inches long, 74 inches wide, 90 ½ inches high, and weighs 10,000 pounds. The vehicle must be rigged with an accompanying load that weighs at least 2,000 pounds but not more than 2,100 pounds. The accompanying load shown in this manual is 105-millimeter ammunition rigged on the front end of the platform; however other equipment may be used.


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