EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION, AND THEORY OF OPERATION
BRIDGE ERECTION BOAT (BEB)
This Technical Manual (TM) contains field and sustainment level maintenance for the Bridge Erection Boat
(BEB). Field maintenance includes maintenance, repair, lubrication, Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services (PMCS), and troubleshooting as allocated by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC).
a. Type of Manual--Field and sustainment maintenance.
b. Equipment Names and Model Number--The MK II-S is a modernized version of the currently
fielded United States Combat Support Boat (USCSB) MK I and MK II. The "S" in model number
MK II-S refers to Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).
c. Purpose of Equipment--The MK II-S is a work boat used to support U.S. Army Multi-Role
Bridge Company (MRBC) units. Its primary purpose is to assist in the construction and operation
of both the Improved Float Bridge (IFB), commonly known as Standard Ribbon Bridge (SRB), and
the Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB). BEBs function to maneuver bridge bays after they are launched
and position them for coupling in the construction of a bridge or raft assembly. In addition, BEBs
serve as floating anchors for emplaced bridges by providing propulsion against water currents, and
as propulsion units for maneuvering raft assemblies. Their secondary purpose is the serve as safety
boats, troop and cargo carriers, support reconnaissance missions, patrol inland waters, and assist in
maritime construction projects and diving operations.
d. Special Inclusions--None
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by
DA PAM 750-8, Functional Users Manual for The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your BEB needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell
us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance.
The preferred method for submitting a Quality Deficiency Report (QDR) is through the Army Electronic
Product Support (AEPS) website under the Electronic Deficiency Reporting System (EDRS). The web
address is: https://aeps.ria.army.mil. This is a secured site requiring a password which can be applied for on
the front page of the website. If the above method is not available to you, put it on an SF 368, Product
Quality Deficiency Report (PQDR), and mail it to us at: U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments
Command, ATTN: AMSTA-TR-E/PQDR MS 267, 6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We'll send
you a reply.
There is not a separate Hand Receipt for the MK II-S. For a complete list of end-item-related equipment
(i.e., COEI, BII, and AAL) that must be accounted for, refer to TM 5-1940-322-10.