Maximum width, determined as follows:
Between the ground and 0.600 m in height, equal at most to the width between the drop-sides,
less 15 mm per half-width (loading tolerance).
Beyond 0.600 m in height, compatible with the GIC, less 15 mm per half-width (loading
Determination of Categories of Ordinary Equipment
For the classification of ordinary equipment into a given category, all the characteristics of that
equipment must be compatible with those of the lowest wagon category suitable for transporting it.
In order to reduce the number of wagons required for a transport, the possibility should be
considered to group several items equipment on the same wagon. In this case no progression is
Although it is generally feasible, it is not advisable to replace ordinary flat wagons by special flat
wagons except with the agreement of the Railway.
Certain Armed Forces have drawn up documents setting out the parallel classification of their
equipment and the ordinary flat wagons. The category of wagons on which it can be loaded is shown
opposite its designation. The choice of the suitable wagon occurs at once.
Designation of Flat Wagons Used for Transporting Exceptional Equipment.
The designation of flat wagons suitable for transporting exceptional equipment is complex since the loading problems
interfere with the traffic problems, as covered by STANAG 2832.
Need to Facilitate the Traffic Studies Related to Exceptional Transports:
The limited dimensions of the GIC (Annex E) impose a number of constraints on the transportation of
exceptional equipment by rail.
In order to utilize to the best advantage the railway infrastructure, two progressive overall envelopes
named "A" (Annex F) and "B" (Annex G) have been defined, permitting the classification into two
groups of a major part of exceptional military transports:
Envelope A exceeds the GIC as far as height is concerned.
Envelope B exceeds the GIC as far as height and width are both concerned.
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