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LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE TYPE V AIRDROP PLATFORM
Side Rail (1). The side rails are bolted to the side of the connected Type V panels to assemble the
platform. The side rail is L-shaped which wraps around the bottom edge of the panels so that the lower
portion of the rail becomes a narrow section of roller pad. The side rail is issued in 8-foot to 32-foot
lengths in 4-foot increments.
Rear Panel Assembly (2). The rear panel has four tiedown ring assemblies on the top instead of two. It
has four holes at the rear edge spaced one inch apart for attaching the extraction bracket.
Roller Pad (3). The roller pads are bolted to the bottom of the panel assemblies to ride on the aircraft
roller system. The roller pad is issued in 8-foot to 32-foot lengths in 4-foot increments.
Main Panel Assembly (4). A main panel assembly has interlocking grooves along the entire width of
each panel. Floating nut assembles are riveted on both ends of the panel that align with matching holes
in the side rail. Front and rear edges of the panels have eight holes with floating nuts, which are used to
connect the four roller pads. The main panel has two tie down rings.