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Figure 1. C-5A Cargo Envelope



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MIL-C-52437C
3.6.3 Marine transport. The trailer chassis shall withstand all forces encountered in overseas
transport by marine ships as both inside the hull cargo and on-deck outside cargo.
3.6.4 Air transport. Unless otherwise specified herein, the trailer chassis and equipment
shall be air transportable in C-5A aircraft as shown in figure 1 without requiring sectionalization.
When and as specified (see 6.2, T-5), the equipment shall be sectionalized, as necessary, and the
trailer chassis and its equipment shall be air transportable in C-130 aircraft as shown in figure 2.
Sectionalization of each equipment loaded trailer chassis shall be accomplished in not more than
4 hours and sectionalization shall be done without requiring cutting or welding. All
sectionalized segments shall be equipped with their own lifting and tiedown attachments.
3.6.5 Lifting and tie down attachments.
3.6.5.1 Lifting attachments. Each trailer chassis and, if applicable, each sectionalization
component shall be provided with lifting attachments conforming to MIL-STD-209. The
attachments shall enable the equipment to be lifted in its normal traveling or operating position.
The attachments shall not result in damage or permanent deformation of the slings or of the
exterior of the equipment. No spreader bars are permitted. Lifting attachments may also be used
as tiedown attachments when such attachments meet the requirements specified in 3.6.5.2.
3.6.5.2 Tiedown attachments. Each trailer chassis and, if applicable, each sectionalization
component shall be provided with integral attachment conforming to MIL-STD-209.
3.7 Performance characteristics. The trailer chassis shall meet the transport performance
characteristics specified herein under the following conditions:
a. With the trailer lubricated and serviced (see 3.18 and 3.19).
b. With the specified equipment payload or at GVWR.
c. When towed by trucks or self-propelled equipment.
With the operating equipment installed and the trailer chassis jacked to level operating position,
the trailer chassis shall withstand plant operation for extended time periods of at least a year.
3.7.1 Towing compatibility. The trailer chassis shall be compatible for coupling, towing,
maneuvering, spotting, and under all conditions specified herein, when towed by trucks,
construction equipment, and materials handling equipment, to include those specified below:
- Trucks having 20-to 25-inch pintle height for towing trailers having up to 75 percent of
the truck's VIN plate GVWR; 12 volt electrical no air for braking:
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