Type of Manual. This manual provides
operator and unit maintenance of Lowering Device,
Personnel/Cargo, NSN 1670-00-999-0758. The manual
also provides a repair parts and special tools list located
in appendix C.
Personnel/Cargo, 500 Lb Capacity hereinafter referred
to as the lowering device.
Purpose of Equipment. The lowering device
(figure 1-1) is used to lower either personnel or cargo
from an elevated position of 150 ft or less, at a
controllable rate of descent. It was designed for a
parachutist to use during air drop operations where a
high risk of tree landings is anticipated, and for lowering
cargo or personnel from a hovering helicopter.
Maintenance Forms and Records. Department
of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment
maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM 738-
750, The Army Maintenance Management System
Maintenance Management System Aviation.
Recommendations (EIR). If your lowering device
needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR.
You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you
don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you
don't like the design or performance. Put in on as
SF368 Quality Deficiency Report (QDR). Mail it to us
at: Commander, U.S. Army