Exceptional Transport Military Equipment (Note (3)). The exceptional transport military equipment referred
to in this document includes wheeled vehicles, tracked vehicles, and equipment which presents at least
one of the following characteristics:
Indivisible weight over 20 tonnes.
Length over 12.5 m.
Load distribution: more than 16.5 tonnes over a length of 2.5 m.
Requires lowering of wagon drop-sides.
The wagon/equipment unit is not in conformity with the international loading gauge (GIC).
4. The transport by rail of military equipment (Note (4)) presents difficulties because of the variety of its
characteristics and the need to meet the GIC. Particular attention has therefore to be paid to the correct choice of the
type of flat wagon corresponding to each case.
5. Railway Networks have at their disposal various types of flat wagons. Studies have shown that these wagons
could be categorized, which simplified the finding of the appropriate one. This classification is the subject of paragraph
6. Studies initiated at PBEIST with the aim of simplifying the finding and designating methods of flat wagons
suitable for military transport enabled these wagons to be classified into a number of well defined categories. This
classification is the subject no paragraph 8.c. On the other hand, it has not been possible to establish a classification of
all types of military equipment similar to that used for flat wagons, because of their variety.
DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT
7. Loading and Traffic Studies
All transport of military equipment requires a loading study and, if it comes within the terms of paragraph
7.c. below, a traffic study.
Designated hereafter as exceptional equipment.
The word equipment for the purpose of this text includes all vehicles, materiel or equipment of the Armed
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