Section II. CHARACTERISTICS AND RELATED DATA
or explosives, under the provisions of Department
of Transportation Special Permit No. 3498 (appli-
cable only to shipments by motor vehicle or rail
2-1 are applicable to model number or National
in periods of actual emergency), or with the hy-
Stock Number (NSN) shown. Changes in model or
draulic system pressurized, it will not present any
NSN may affect transportability as related to
hazardous or dangerous characteristics during
guidance contained in this manual.
exposure to normal transportation environments.
Guidance for handling the hydraulic system is
2-4. Side and Rear Elevation Drawings
provided in chapter 3.
Detailed side and rear elevation drawings (figs
2-3 and 2-4) provide necessary data for determin-
Those regulations and/or transportation proce-
ing transportability of the mine dispenser by the
dures normally associated with vehicles carrying
various modes of transportation.
combustible liquid fuels apply (TM 38-250; Code
of Federal Regulations, Titles 46 and 49; and the
25. Reduced Configuration
Association of American Railroads Ru1es Govern-
ing the Loading of Commodities on Open-Top Cars
Transportation economies can be obtained by re-
and Trailers (app).
ducing the system to its minimum dimensions,
without major disassembly, for terminal handling
and ocean transport. The reach tube on the tow
bar should be fully retracted to achieve minimum
The mine dispenser is so designed that, when re-
length. Detailed procedures for preparation are
strained in accordance with the guidance pro-
provided in MIL-V-62038, Military Specification,
vided in this manual, it can withstand the shocks
Preparation for Shipment and Storage of Wheeled
and vibrations associated with current transpor-
2-6. Unusual Characteristics
The leveling jack lock pins may be damaged or
The mine dispenser has no unusual characteris-
broken if the prime mover backs hard into the lu-
tics that require special attention be given to tem-
nette while coupling or uncoupling. The dispenser
must not be moved until the leveling jacks are in
perature, atmospheric pressure, or humidity var-
the stowed position.
iations during exposure to normal transportation
2-9. CONUS Freight Classification
2-7. Hazardous and Dangerous
Rail and motor freight classification descriptions
and item numbers will be determined in accord-
ance with chapter 211, AR 55-355.
Unless the dispenser is shipped with ammunition
Table 21. Characteristics and Related Data
Volume, cu ft (cu m)
(5,670) 1,223 (34.63) 1,111 (31.46)
*With full load of mines.