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TYPE 3300/52 S LOADING RAMP (BE AND NL FORCES)
1. The ramp used by the BE and NL forces is an end-on loading ramp (Type 3300/52 S) for flat wagons with a floor
height from 1240 to 1355 am. The complete ramp system consists of an aluminum base-plate, 2 ramp plates and
Maximum permissible load
Tracked vehicles HLC 60.
Wheeled vehicles NLC 40.
Permissible eccentricity when using the ramp
Wheeled vehicles. 50 mm off centre for vehicles with a maximum distance of 2850 mm between the
extreme tyre sides. The maximum distance between the outer tyre wall and the outer edge of the ramp
plate is 240 mm.
Tracked vehicles. 50 mm off centre.
The construction of the ramp will be such as to prevent wagons being damaged when using it.
The independent components of the ramp are fitted with the necessary attachments for a simple and
With a 1300 mm high wagon, the slope of the ramp is of 18 degrees. The ribs of the gangways prevent
the vehicles to be loaded or unloaded from skidding.
The dimensions of the ramp are such as, when dismounted, it can be carried on a wagon transporting two
Leopards 1 KBT.
2. Use. No additional equipment is needed for on/oil loading the ramp. It can be handled by a team of 8 to 10 men (40
kg per man). The team can set up the ramp in about 20 minutes. The ramp needs little maintenance apart iron some
occasional grease on the hinges.
3. Assembly. Adhere to the order or assembly as given. It the wagon is fitted with jacks, these must be used.
4. Vehicle speed on ramp. Drive all vehicles at a slow walking pace on the ramp. Do not change direction or make
turns on the ramp. Drive tracked vehicles as slowly as possible over the curved top end.
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