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United States Marine Mcrp 3-11x4a - 13 August 2003

United States Marine Mcrp 3-11x4a - 13 August 2003

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RP 3-11.4A
Helicopter Rope Suspension
Techniques (HRST)
U.S. Marine Corps
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
PCN 14
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYHeadquarters United States Marine CorpsWashington, D.C. 20380-177513 August 2003FOREWORDHelicopter rope suspension techniques (HRST) provide Marines with the ability toconduct helicopter insertions and extractions where helicopter landings are impractical.Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-11.4A,
 Helicopter Rope SuspensionTechniques (HRST) Operations
, establishes standards; serves as a guide for the realisticand safe training of Marines in HRST skills; and outlines the techniques, procedures, andequipment used to perform HRST. It is not intended to teach the basics of rope training or the basics of rappelling as they apply to cliff assault.MCRP 3-11.4A applies to all Marines involved in HRST operations. It delineatesresponsibilities among aircrews and HRST personnel regarding the installation andmaintenance of HRST equipment and the procedures required to conduct HRSToperations. To enhance interoperability, the HRST rigging procedures for helicoptersfrom other Services have been included in this publication.This publication supersedes Fleet Marine Force Manual (FMFM) 7-40,
 Helicopter  Insertion/Extraction
, dated 11 May 1992.Reviewed and approved this date.BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPSEDWARD HANLON, JR.Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine CorpsCommanding GeneralMarine Corps Combat Development CommandPublication Control Number: 144 000108 00DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine genderis used, both men and women are included.
To Our ReadersChanges:
Readers of this publication are encouraged to sub-mit suggestions and changes that will improve it. Recom-mendations may be sent directly to Commanding General,Marine Corps Combat Development Command, DoctrineDivision (C 42), 3300 Russell Road, Suite 318A, Quantico,VA 22134-5021 or by fax to 703-784-2917 (DSN 278-2917)or by E-mail to
. Recommenda-tions should include the following information:Location of changePublication number and titleCurrent page number Paragraph number (if applicable)Line number Figure or table number (if applicable)Nature of changeAdd, deleteProposed new text, preferably double-spaced and typewrittenJustification and/or source of change
Additional copies:
A printed copy of this publication may beobtained from Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA 31704-5001, by following the instructions in MCBul 5600,
MarineCorps Doctrinal Publications Status.
An electronic copy may be obtained from the Doctrine Division, MCCDC, world wideweb home page which is found at the following universal refer-ence locator:

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