APPENDIX 5 TO
ANNEX D TO
DISMOUNTABLE END-ON LOADING RAMPS TRANSFER AND TYCE:
END-ON LOADING RAMP TRANSFER
1. It is a metallic, pliable, launching ramp transported by a flat car that in deployed on over the track to allow the loading
and unloading of wheeled or tacked vehicles.
2. It consists of a 16 degrees sloped ramp and a horizontal plate resting on the rail tracks with lateral flaps to protect
them. The assembly is launched hydraulically or by hand sliding over the carrier surface until it is fixed down to the
3. Vehicles negotiate the flaps at an angle of 45 degrees to the main axis of the platform, turn and get on the flat car.
Once the vehicles are loaded the ramp is recovered.
4. Only small adjustments are required in a normal flat car to prepare it for carrying the TRANSFER. This is kept
permanently fixed so transport by lorry is not considered. Launching is performed by a hydraulic operator and two
helpers in 10 minutes.
5. Technical data:
Horizontal platform length
DISMOUNTABLE END LOADING RAMP TYCE MODEL
The "TYCE" is composed of 447 pieces pertaining to the Engineers' Bailey bridge. It has three sections of 4.5 m.
supported by three column and the far end on the track. The spans are formed by metal beams and timber planks with
corresponding blocking, fastening and connecting pieces.
Usable width: 4.19 m.
Max. payload: 63,5 MT.
Weight: 11.96 MT.
Vehicles required to transport: 2-3 lorries or 2 railcars.
Mounting time: 6 hours by trained personnel.
Personnel: 1 Officer, 1 NCO and 12 soldiers.
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