External Air Transport (E.A.T.) - Helicopter Lift
The DSB flatrack loads, including the trailer load LVT, are transportable by CH-47 as underslung
loads. (For detailed slinging information refer to Chapter 11).
The DSB launcher vehicle and loaded transporters are transportable by landing craft utility (LCU)
2000 or larger vessels and ships. Normal loading and strapping procedures for marine cargo apply.
The DSB launch vehicle and loaded transporters can be transported by railway flatcar,
although downloading of the DSB pallet loads may prove necessary. Rail clearance
specifications are governed in the USA by the AAR and in Europe by the Gabarit
International de Chargement clearance diagram.
The crane and launcher require removal from the launcher vehicle chassis for unrestricted
rail transport and re-installation on arrival at their destination. The launch vehicle has
however, also been designed to be transportable as a complete vehicle where bridge
clearances allow. For detailed rail transport information, refer to Chapter 11.
Shipping Data Plate
Each shipping unit is provided with a shipping unit data plate for each transportation mode
(where different criteria are employed according to the mode utilized). The data plate(s) is
attached in a prominent but protected position, the plate shows the silhouette of the unit in
its transport configuration and indications of its center of gravity and the location of the
lifting and tie-down points.