WEIGHT/BALANCE AND LOADING
SECTION I. GENERAL
6-1. EXTENT OF COVERAGE.
Suficient data has been provided so that, knowing the basic weight and moment of the aircraft, any loading combi-
nation of weight and balance can be computed.
6-2. WEIGHT and BALANCE CLASS.
Army model RC-12X mission equipment aircraft are in Weight and Balance Class 1. When operating in a pas-
senger/cargo coniguration, the aircraft weight and balance classiication becomes a Class 2. Additional directives
governing weight and balance classiications 1 and 2 aircraft forms and records are contained in AR 95-1, TM
55-1500-342-23, and DA PAM 738-751.
6-3. AIRCRAFT COMPARTMENTS AND STATIONS.
The aircraft is separated into two compartments associated with loading. These compartments are the cockpit and
the cabin. Figure 6-1 shows the general description of aircraft compartments.
SECTION II. WEIGHT AND BALANCE
The data to be inserted on weight and balance charts and forms are applicable only to the individual aircraft, the
serial number of which appears on the title page of the booklet entitled WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA supplied by
the aircraft manufacturer and on the various forms and charts which remain with the aircraft. The charts and forms
referred to in this chapter may differ in nomenclature and arrangement from time to time, but the principles on which
they are based will not change.
6-5. CHARTS AND FORMS.
The standard system of weight and balance control requires the use of several different charts and forms. Within
this chapter, the following are used:
a. Chart C. Basic Weight and Balance Record, DD Form 365-3.
b. Form F. Weight and Balance Clearance, DD Form 365-4 (Tactical).
The aircraft manufacturer inserts all aircraft identifying data on the title page of the booklet entitled WEIGHT AND
BALANCE DATA and on the various charts and forms. All charts, including one sample Weight and Balance Clear-
ance Form F, if applicable, are completed at time of delivery. This record is the basic weight and balance data of the
aircraft at delivery. The weight and balance technician compiles all subsequent changes in weight and balance.
6-7. CHART C - BASIC WEIGHT AND BALANCE RECORD, DD Form 365-3.
Chart C is a continuous history of the basic weight and moment resulting from structural and equipment changes
made in service. At all times, the last weight and moment/100 entry is considered the current weight and balance
status of the basic aircraft.
6-8. WEIGHT AND BALANCE CLEARANCE, DD Form 365-4 (TACTICAL).
Refer to TM 55-1500-342-23 for DD Form 365-4 instructions. Refer to Tables 6-1 through 6-4 for weight and balance