required. The recommended width limitation is
weight capability of the C-119, the C-123, and
also exceeded overseas, and special routing may
the C-124-, and C-130-series U.S. Air Force
Note. The maximum U.S. Air Force aircraft cargo
(2) Off road: soils trafficability data The
weight and range capabilities are based on the following
v e h i c l e cone index (VCI) is a number which
tests have proven can be related to the char-
Standard day conditions
acteristics of a particular vehicle (see para 5).
Sea level operating conditions
This number, when used in connection with the
rating cone index (of the soil), can forecast the
No weather alternate required
No wind conditions
ability of that vehicle to repeatedly cross fine-
r a i n e d soil, and sands with fines, poorly
Constant cruising altitude
drained. The rating cone index is obtained by
In the event one or more of these operating conditions
use of the cone penetrometer and its associated
a r e changed, the m a x i m u m cargo load and/or range
equipment. See TB ENG 37 for use of the equip-
may be affected.
ment in the field and for interpretation of index
b. Shipment by Highway.
(1) On road.
c. Shipment by Rail.
(a) Launcher. The launcher can be moved
(1) Launcher. Loaded on a railroad flat-
over highways under its own power for short
car, the launcher can be transported but it ex-
distances. It can be transported on the semi-
ceeds the width limitations of the "Outline Dia-
trailer, t a n k t r a n s p o r t e r , 5 0 - t o n , 8 - w h e e l ,
gram for Single Loads, Without End Overhang,
M15A2, in combination with the truck, tractor,
o n Open Top Cars"* for shipments within
10-ton, M123. The item can also be transported
CONUS, and verification of line clearances will
by commercial semitrailers of adequate capacity.
be required. In countries complying with the
Moving under its own power or loaded on a semi-
B e r n e International Rail Interchange Agree-
trailer, the item exceeds the legal weight and di-
ment, the launcher can be transported by rail
mensional limits of all of the states and the
but it also exceeds the width and height limita-
p h y s i c a l limitations of many highways in
tions, and verification of line clearances will be
CONUS and will require special permits, and at
required. See appendix for information regarding
times special routing for movement. It also ex-
blocking and restraining the launcher on railroad
ceeds the recommended weight and dimensional
limits for highway movement in oversea areas,
and special routing may be required. Movement
(2) Bridge. The bridge is shipped by rail in
o v e r public highways in CONUS should be
the sectionalized configuration and presents no
made only when other modes of transport can-
tranaportabilit y problems.
not be utilized.
d. Shipment by Water.
(b) Bridge. The bridge in its sectionalized
1) Launcher. The launcher can be trans-
configuration is normally transported over the
ported by inland waterway cargo carriers and
highway loaded in the truck, stake, 5-ton (bridge
l i g h t e r s of adequate capacity. It can also be
transporting). See TM 5-2510 -200-10-1 for in-
shipped by Mariner-, Victory-, and Liberty-class
formation regarding this truck. Two trucks are
seagoing vessels, subject to the following limita-
required to transport one bridge and its acces-
sories. (See para 5 for dimensions of section-
alized component) The bridge in it a assembled
configuration (scissored) can also be transported
.No. 2, 3, 4, 5,
No. 4,6. .No. 2,3,5,7
by military and commercial semitrailers of ade-
No.3 . . . .. No.4
quate capacity. See TM 5-216 for movement of
No. 2**. No. 1, 4, 5
Liberty . .
the scissored bridge by lowbed trailer. In this
configuration, the legal width limitation is ex-
(2) bridge. The sectionalized bridge can be
Shipped without limitations.
ceeded in CONUS and special permits will be
*Detailed information available in railway Line Clearance publication.
**When hatch is equipped with 50-ton boom.