Publication Title:                   Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Rigging Water Purification Units
Publication/revision date:    11 MAY 2005
Field Manual:                        FM 4-20.158
   Supersedes:                      FM 10-558, 04 MAY 1987
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

CONTENTS
Preface.................................................................................................................iii
Introduction
Description of Items ..............................................................................................v
Special Considerations..........................................................................................v
Chapter 1 Rigging 600-Gallons Per Hour (GPH) Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
Unit (ROWPU) on a 20-Foot, Type V Platform for Low-Velocity Airdrop
Description of Load............................................................................................. 1-1
Preparing Platform.............................................................................................. 1-1
Preparing and Positioning Honeycomb Stacks .................................................. 1-3
Preparing Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) ...................... 1-11
Lifting and Positioning Load ............................................................................. 1-26
Installing Lashings ............................................................................................ 1-29
Constructing End Boards and Stowing and Lashing Tires............................... 1-32
Preparing, Constructing and Positioning Parachute Stowage Platform........... 1-35
Installing Load Cover, Suspension Slings and Safety Tie................................ 1-38
Preparing and Stowing Cargo Parachutes....................................................... 1-39
Installing the Release System.......................................................................... 1-40
Installing the Extraction System ....................................................................... 1-41
Placing Extraction Parachute ........................................................................... 1-42
Installing Provisions for Emergency Restraints................................................ 1-42
Marking Rigged Load ....................................................................................... 1-42
Equipment Required......................................................................................... 1-42
Chapter 2 Rigging Lightweight Water Purifier (LWP) on a 12-Foot, Type V Platform for
Low-Velocity Airdrop
Description of Load.......................................................................................... 2-1
Preparing Platform ............................................................................................ 2-1
Preparing and Placing Honeycomb Stack 1 ...................................................... 2-3
Constructing and Positioning Equipment Box 1 ................................................. 2-6
Preparing and Stowing the Equipment for Equipment Box 1 ........................... 2-10
Closing and Securing Equipment Box 1 .......................................................... 2-20
Preparing and Placing Honeycomb Stack 2 .................................................... 2-22
Constructing and Positioning Equipment Box 2 ............................................... 2-25
Preparing and Stowing the Equipment for Equipment Box 2 ........................... 2-28
Closing and Securing Equipment Box 2 .......................................................... 2-34
Preparing and Positioning Honeycomb Stack 3 .............................................. 2-35
Constructing and Positioning Equipment Box 3 ............................................... 2-37
Preparing and Stowing the Equipment for Equipment Box 3 ........................... 2-41
Closing and Securing Equipment Box 3 .......................................................... 2-49
Installing Lashings .......................................................................................... 2-50
Positioning the Attitude Control Bar (ACB) and Installing Suspension Slings and ..
Safety Tie ........................................................................................................ 2-55
Building and Positioning Parachute Stowage Platform .................................... 2-57
Preparing and Stowing Cargo Parachutes ...................................................... 2-58
Installing the Release System ......................................................................... 2-59
Installing the Extraction System ...................................................................... 2-60
Placing Extraction Parachute .......................................................................... 2-61
Installing Provisions for Emergency Restraints ............................................... 2-61
Marking Rigged Load ...................................................................................... 2-61
Equipment Required ....................................................................................... 2-61
Appendix ........................................................................................... Appendix-1
Glossary ............................................................................................. Glossary-1
Bibliography ................................................................................. Bibliography-1

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