The DSB system has been designed to be normally transported using M1077 PLS
flatracks. The standard bridge set, capable of building one 40-meter bridge or two
20-meter bridges, can be transported, including launching parts, on seven flatracks
in addition to the launcher vehicle.
The configuration of the flatracks on each vehicle and trailer allows delivery of the
items at the necessary location on the bridge site, in the order that they will be
required for use.
To assist loading of DSB onto the flatracks a number of de-mountable adapters are
provided to aid location of the components. These are loose items, which may
readily be applied to any M1077 flatrack without modification.
These ensure the launch beams are correctly spaced on the flatrack, and prevent
the beams shifting when the tie-down straps are tightened. They are of three types:
locate on the flatrack deck.
fit on the upper surface of the first tier of launch beams.
fit on the upper surface of the second tier of launch beams.
A rectangular aluminum plate that attaches to the wall/hookbar frame at the end of
the flatrack to provide a location and to prevent the modules jaws from jamming in
the hookbar frame.
These items assist in the positioning of the bridge modules onto the flatracks. They
are of two types:
Bottom - located in the stakeholder pockets of the flatrack and remain in-situ during
Top - located in lower bridge module on flatrack to guide placement of second
module, remain in-situ for transportation. They are removed during bridge