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TM 9-2330-326-14&P
INTRODUCTION
1-1. TYPE OF MANUAL
This manual is a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Technical Manual (TM).
1-2. MODEL NUMBER AND EQUIPMENT NAME
M871A3 22-1/2 Ton, Drop Deck Breakbulk/Container Transporter Tactical Semitrailer.
NOTE
Specific tiedown transportability data for rail, truck, and fixed wing
air movement can be found in MTMCTEA Pam 55-19, MTMCTEA
Pam 55-20, and MTMCTEA Pam 55-24, respectively.
1. The M871A3 is transportable in a C 141 at the load master's discretion dependant on bulkhead
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height and height of cargo.
NOTE
The bulkhead is removable.
2. The M871A3, loaded/unloaded, is transportable by C-5 and C-5A fixed wing aircraft.
3. The M871A3, loaded/unloaded, is transportable by C-17 fixed wing aircraft.
4. The M871A3, loaded/unloaded, is transportable by rail and with ISO container (CONUS).
5. The M871A3, loaded/unloaded, is transportable by ship.
6. The M871A3, loaded/unloaded, is able to be loaded/off loaded onto roll-on/roll-off ships using
15 degree ramps.
7. The M871A3, loaded/unloaded, is transportable by barge as dictated by the length of the semitrailer
and barge load capacity.
8. The M871A3, unloaded, is transportable by rotary wing aircraft. Reference FM 10-450-5.
9. The M871A3, unloaded, is transportable in C-130 fixed wing aircraft,
1-4. OPERATING UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
1. Extreme Cold.
Startup:
a.
Be careful when placing the semitrailer in motion after a shutdown. Congealed lubricants can
cause part failure.
b.
Tires and ground boards may freeze to the ground or tire flat spotting may occur if tires are
under inflated.



 


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