Published on December 29, 2012
LAV-III is NOT ‘transportable’ on C-130 AircraftWhy is the LAV-III not transportable in a C-130?Because the Army’s Traffic Management Command (MTMC) says so: (Se Reference B., pages 7 and 8)- At 38,000 pounds, it is too heavy.- At 105 inches high, it is too tall.- At 105 inches wide, it is too wide at the permanent floor cargo rails.Vehicle Weight Height Width [wheels or tracks]C-130 a/c * 32,000 (A.4) 102” (A.3) 102” for ‘wheels’ (A.3) 100” for ‘tracks’ (A.3)LAV-III 38,000 105” ** 105” = no fit !M113A3 (B.2) 23,900 99” 100” 102”* See last Para on page 4, Ref. A. allowed** Height may be reducible by vehicle re-design.References: Only 102” allowed f/ wheeled vehiclesA. Welcome To Deployability Engineering (Fixed Wing Air). Issued -- LAV III too wide by 3”.by Transportation Engineering Agency, Military Traffic ManagementCommand (MTMC). See URL: www.tea.army.mil/dpe/Aircraft.htmA.3. Page 3 of Ref. A.A.4. Page 4 of Ref. A. Maximum payload C-130 can fly into forward Permanent cargo railslanding strips without refueling facilities. reduce interior floorB. Welcome To Deployability Engineering (Air Transportability).Issued by Transportation Engineering Agency, Military Traffic width by 18 inchesManagement Command (MTMC). See URL:www.tea.army.mil/dpe/Aircraft%20loads.htmB.2. Page 2 of Ref. B. Combat-loaded weights
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