Figure 2-11.-Sleeper shoring.
for all vehicles and cargo that exceed aircraft specific
floor weight limitations.
Sleeper shoring (fig. 2-1 1) is used under the frame
or axle of a vehicle that exceeds 20,000 pounds and is
equipped with soft tires. This shoring is used to prevent
the vehicle from bouncing up and down and possibly
pulling the tic-down rings out of the aircraft floor.
Approach shoring (fig. 2-12) is used to decrease the
approach angle of aircraft loading ramps, because some
items of cargo will strike the aircraft or ground during
loading or off-loading operations. Long vehicles, such
as low-boy trailers, that have limited ground clearance
require a varying amount of approach shoring.
The air det must maintain custody of all
shoring throughout the mission. Shoring should
not be used as tent flooring, tables, or as chairs.
Shoring can be easily misplaced and should be
stored off the ground in one location to prevent
insect infestation, rot, or theft. The equipment
platoon should account for all shoring assigned
to each piece of CESE because this shoring will
be required for additional airlift plans. Shoring
requirements for air certified air det CESE is
listed in the N a v a l C o n s t r u c t i o n F o r ce
Embarkation Manual, COMSECOND/COM-
THIRDNCBINST 3120.1 series.
Figure 2-12.Approach shoring.