Sec. 6-Fig. 87-A (New--8-1972)
CARRIER, PERSONNEL, M113 OR SIMILAR TYPE VEHICLES-FLAT CARS
Item No. of Pcs.
Brake wheel clearance. See Figure 2. Section 1.
Blocks. See Sketch 1. Each block to consist of four pieces of 2 in. x 12 in. x 29 in. lumber cut
as shown in sketch. Nail the two Inside pieces together with three 12-D nails through each
opposite side. Nail the two outside pieces to the inside pieces with four 12-D nails on each
side. Locate each block against the front of each track as shown. Toe-nail the heel of each
block through the two inside pieces to the car floor with two 30-D nails. Toenail each side of
the block to the car floor with two 40-D nails.
Blocks. See Sketch 2. Each block to consist of four pieces of lumber 2 in. x 8 in. x 31 in. cut
as shown in sketch. Construct and apply (to rear tracks) in same manner as Item B, above.
2 in. x 4 in. x 24 in. lumber. Locate one on each side of blocks B and C (flush with heel of
block) and nail to car floor with four 20-D nails.
Each to consist of two pieces of 2 in. x 6 in. x 14 in. lumber. Center bottom pieces crosswise
against heel of blocks B and C and nail to the car floor with four 30-D nails. Nail top piece to
one below In like manner.
Each to consist of two pieces of 2 in. x 4 in. x 102 in. lumber. Locate the bottom pieces
longitudinally against the outside of each track and nail to the car floor with 30-D nails spaced
approximately every eight inches. Nail top pieces to lower pieces in like manner.
Steel wire rope, /2 in. 6x 19, IWRC. Cable is to form a complete loop from stake pockets
through tie-down points on vehicles and back to stake pockets. Ends of cable should over-lap
a minimum of 16 in. and be fastened with four M in. cable clips spaced approximately three
inches apart. The angle of tie-down must not be greater than 45 degrees.
Cable clips. Apply as indicated in Item G and Item J.
Thimbles. Standard size M inch. Locate at each stake pocket and secure to Item G with one M
inch cable clip.