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Figure 6C-3. Load Plan for Four UH-1 Helicopters

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Figure 6C-4. MB-1 Chain Winching Bridle Attached to UH-1 Series Helicopter for Winching

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Figure 6C-5. Tiedown Support Beams Positioned in UH-1 Series Helicopter Ready for Tiedown

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Figure 6C-6. Tiedown Diagram for UH-1 Series Helicopters

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Table 6C-2. UH-1 Helicopters

Dimensions Nomenclature UH-1 Configuration Operational Length 638 in. Width 102 in. Height 156 in. NOTE

Weight (Pounds) 5,700 lb

6C-3. ON/OFFLOADING AND TIEDOWN METHODS FOR UH-1 SERIES HELICOPTERS.
6C-4. This section contains the instructions for loading, restraint, and offloading four UH-1 series helicopters with minimum disassembly. This represents the maximum number of UH-1 series helicopters that can be loaded. If loading less than four UH-1 series helicopters, comply with the load plan, and follow procedures outlined in this section.

Once the helicopter is in its final position, lower the inboard ground handling wheels until the skid is resting on the shoring. Then lower the outboard ground handling wheels. This will prevent the helicopter from striking the aircraft sidewall. 5. The shipper is responsible for providing all shoring, approach shoring (Figure 6C-1), mattresses, tie down support beams, and dual ground handling wheels. NOTE Approach shoring and dual ground handling wheels must accompany the aircraft. This ensures availability for offloading equipment. 6. Individual unit weight, CG, and dimensions shall be furnished by the shipper prior to loading.

6C-5. GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AND PRACTICES.
6C-6. The following shall be observed during all operations involving the airlift of UH-1 series helicopters. 1. Access to the interior of each helicopter is required to allow inspection of stowed equipment by aircrew personnel prior to loading. UH-1 series helicopters lack the necessary structural hard points for securing them for 3 G’s forward. The shipper is responsible for all necessary disassembly, preparation, palletization, and documentation of each helicopter presented for airlift. Tires on dual ground handling wheels should be serviced to 50 psi minimum pressure.

6C-7. PREPARATION OF THE AIRCRAFT.
6C-8. Prepare the aircraft for loading the UH-1 series helicopters as follows. 1. Attach ramp toes in the high position and lower the ramp to the vehicle loading position. Configure the cargo winch and position snatch blocks on the cargo compartment floor as necessary for left or right side loading. Position approach shoring as follows: a. Position for centerline loading to load the No. 1 and No. 2 helicopters. Position for left side loading to load No. 3 helicopter.

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Operation of the ground handling wheels must be accomplished by authorized personnel only. Failure to comply can result in personnel injury or damage to equipment.

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Position for right side loading to load No. 4 helicopter.

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6C-9. PREPARATION OF UH-1 SERIES HELICOPTERS FOR LOADING.
6C-10. The UH-1 helicopter shall be prepared and delivered to the aircraft for loading as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. Remove FM whip antenna from tail pylon. Remove horizontal stabilizer airfoils. Remove UHF/VHF blade antennas and pitot tube. Remove stabilizer bars, rotor blades, rotor hub and rotor mast from No. 1 and No. 2 UH-1 helicopters. On No. 3 and No. 4 helicopters, remove both stabilizer bars and align main rotor blades with the fuselage, removing the forward rotor blade. Remove one tail rotor. Remove passenger footsteps on both sides. Remove both hinged post panels. NOTE The shipper must provide two tie down support beams for each UH-1 series helicopter. The tie down support beam must be constructed in accordance with Figure 6C-2. 8. Attach dual ground handling wheels to skid attaching points and raise to the up position. 4. 4.

Assign four loading crew members to stabilize and control boom during loading and final positioning. Ensure the loading crew uses extreme caution when maintaining control of the tail when loading the helicopters tail first, as this forces them to walk beside the cargo winch cable. Assign one loading crew member each to monitor overhead clearance during loading and final positioning.

6C-13. LOADING PROCEDURES FOR EACH HELICOPTER.
6C-14. 1. To load each helicopter, proceed as follows.

Ensure dual ground handling wheels are attached to skid attaching points and raised to the full up position. Align the approach shoring with ground handling wheels and skids of helicopter. A winching bridle made up of six MB-1 tiedown chains shall be used to tow the helicopters into the aircraft. Attach the winching bridle around the helicopter lateral cross tubes, above the longitudinal skids. Place the chains twice around the cross tube struts, below the connecting bolt heads. (See Figure 6C-4).

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Do not attach winching bridle or any other towing device to towing rings on skids. These rings will not support helicopter when moving up the ramp. Attach winch cable to winching bridle (hook pointing up) and take up cable slack.

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LOADING PRECAUTIONS.

6C-12. The following loading precautions shall be observed during loading operations. 1. In order to load four UH-1 series helicopters utilizing ground handling wheels, the load sequence depicted in Figure 6C-3 must be used. Anytime helicopters are loaded side by side, they must be alternated nose to tail. Ensure rotor blades are longitudinally aligned with the helicopter fuselage on the helicopters loaded aft of FS 937.

Ensure winching bridle is secure around cross tubes and when under tension does not slide up toward fuselage. 5. Load helicopter No. 1 as follows: a. Slowly winch helicopter No. 1 up the ramp, nose first. Direct the loading crew members to maneuver the tail to maintain clearance of the helicopter skids with the floor of the aircraft.

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While winching helicopter up the ramp, maintain floor and overhead clearance by adjusting tail height. Stop helicopter when ground handling wheels are on the cargo compartment floor. Winching the helicopter can continue or towing bridle may be disconnected from struts and helicopter pushed into the aircraft until the aft end of the skid tubes reach FS 540. NOTE

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Load helicopter No. 3 nose first until the aft end of the skid tubes reach FS 1050 following the same procedures as outlined for helicopter No. 1.

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Ensure loading team members maintain positive control of tail to preclude contact with adjacent helicopters. 8. Load helicopter No. 4 as follows: a. Slowly winch helicopter No. 4 up the ramp, tail first. Direct the loading crew members to maneuver the tail to maintain clearance of the helicopter skids with the floor of the aircraft. While winching helicopter up the ramp maintain floor and overhead clearance by adjusting tail height.

If continued winching is desired, install snatch blocks for straight line cable pull.

• For maximum seating and symmetrical tiedown angles align the center of the helicopters to be loaded on the right side with tiedown ring column E. Helicopters loaded on the left side should be centered on column C. d. When helicopter is in final tiedown position, place 1/2 inch (minimum) plywood, eight (8) inches in width and ninety six (96) inches in length under helicopter skids, (between ground handling wheels). Lower the ground handling wheels to the down position, remove wheels from helicopter skids, and secure wheels in the helicopter compartment.

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Ensure loading team members maintain positive control of tail to preclude contact with adjacent helicopters and aircraft ceiling or center wing box. c. Stop helicopter when nose is forward of FS 1403.

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During on/offload of helicopter No. 2, use extreme caution in maintaining clearance between the ramp floor and the forward end of the helicopter skids. Also, monitor the clearance between the tail and the aft edge of the center wing box. When loading helicopter No. 2, exercise extreme caution with clearance under the bracket that protrudes into the loading envelope at FS 351.

Ensure all protrusions from the nose of the helicopter will clear the ramp toes when in the vertical position. d. Secure the helicopter to the aircraft ramp with two MB-1 tiedown chains (one chain for forward restraint, and one chain for aft restraint). When helicopter is in final tiedown position, place 1/2 inch (minimum) plywood, eight (8) inches in width and ninety six (96) inches in length under helicopter skids, (between ground handling wheels). Lower the ground handling wheels to the down position. Remove the approach shoring and load on the aircraft.

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Load helicopter No. 2 tail first into the aircraft until the aft end of the skid tubes reach FS 670. Once the No. 2 helicopter is in position follow the same procedures as listed for helicopter No. 1 for positioning on the parking shoring.

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each ring in opposite directions. All other tiedowns remain as depicted. Secure fuselage and tail boom as outlined in Figure 6C-6.

6C-15. TIEDOWN AND RESTRAINT PROCEDURES.
6C-16. The UH-1 series helicopter shall be restrained as follows: 1. Place one tiedown support beam behind the pilot’s and copilot’s seat, and one forward of the transmission compartment, both running laterally across the helicopter (Figure 6C-5).

6C-17. PREPARATION OF AIRCRAFT FOR OFFLOADING.
6C-18. Prepare the aircraft for offloading in the same manner as for loading.

6C-19. PREPARATION OF UH-1 SERIES HELICOPTER FOR OFFLOADING.
6C-20. No specific preparation of the helicopters is required for offloading, except to ensure dual ground handling wheels are properly attached to skid attaching points and raised to up position.

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OFFLOADING PRECAUTIONS.

Tiedown support beams cannot be installed on some helicopters. The shipper will attach tiedown rings at the four aft/upper and lower hard points on each side. Two CGU-1/B straps will be attached to

6C-22. Offloading is accomplished by essentially reversing the loading procedures, including all warnings, cautions, and notes.

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Figure 6C-1. Approach Shoring Requirements for On/Offloading UH-1 Series Helicopters

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Figure 6C-2. Tiedown Support Beam Construction Diagram for UH-1 Series Helicopters

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