SECTION IV. PERSONNEL
SECTION V. MISSION EQUIPMENT
SECTION VI. CARGO LOADING
6-11. LOAD PLANNING.
The basic factors to be considered in any loading situation are as follows:
a. Cargo shall be arranged to permit access to all emergency equipment and exits during light.
b. Floorboard structural capacity shall be considered in the loading of heavy or sharp-edged containers and
equipment. Shoring shall be used to distribute highly condensed weights evenly over the cargo areas. Use of the
loor seat tracks to support loads is encouraged where possible.
c. All cargo shall be adequately secured to prevent damage to the aircraft, other cargo, or the item itself.
The cabin airstair door is weight limited to a maximum of 300 pounds to prevent possible structural
6-12. LOADING PROCEDURE.
Loading of cargo is accomplished through the cabin door (21.5 in. X 49.0 in.) or the cargo door (52.0 in. X 52.0 in.).
6-13. SECURING LOADS.
All cargo shall be secured with restraints strong enough to withstand the maximum force exerted in any direction.
The maximum force can be determined by multiplying the weight of the cargo item by the applicable load factor.
These established load factors (the ratio between the total force and the weight of the cargo item) are 1.5 to the side
and rear, 3.0 up, 6.6 down, and 9.0 forward.
SECTION VII. CENTER-OF-GRAVITY
When mission gear is removed, the forward center of gravity limit is easily exceeded.
6-14. CENTER OF GRAVITY LIMITATIONS.
Center of gravity limitations are expressed in ARM inches which refer to a positive measurement from the aircraft s
reference datum. The forward CG limit at 12,600 lbs., or less, is 179.0 ARM inches. The forward-sloping CG limit
line is a straight line from 12,600 lbs. to 16,500 lbs., ending at fuselage station 188.7. At 16,500 lbs., or less, the aft
CG limit is 195.1 ARM inches. The Center of Gravity Loading Diagram (Fig. 6-3) is designed to establish forward
and aft CG limitations. When mission gear is removed, it may be necessary to add removable ballast or baggage
in the aft baggage compartment.
SECTION VIII. SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENT
6-15. FLARE AND CHAFF DISPENSERS.
Refer to Table 6-2 for lare and chaff dispenser weight and balance data.