FM 4-20.197: Multiservice Helicopter Sling Load: Basic Operations and Equipment
Official US Army Field Manual in Acrobat PDF file format.
The helicopter sling load method of carrying cargo and equipment overcomes many of the obstacles that hinder other modes of movement. Helicopter sling load operations are used extensively in the ship-toshore movement of cargo and equipment during amphibious operations, movement of supplies and equipment over the battlefield, vertical replenishment of ships, and firepower emplacement. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss helicopter employment considerations, request procedures, responsibilities, safety, and planning for sling load missions.
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