9. RIG RECOVERY HELICOPTER (Figures 1 and 5 and Table 1)
Figure 1 details the disabled AH-64D helicopter and
recovery helicopter rigging. Reference numbers in the
following text that are outlined in parentheses [i.e., (1), (2),
etc.] refer to Figure 1 and Table 3 item numbers. Refer to
Figure 1 and Table 3 for configuration guidance.
a. Place a cargo hook thimble (24, Figure 1, View A, and Figure 5) into the single eye end of heavy weight
black/white sling (22).
Figure 5. Typical Cargo Hook Thimble Installation (Shown in Double-Eye Configuration)
b. Connect the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (22, Figure 1, View A) with the hook thimble
installed, to the recovery helicopter center cargo hook.
c. Pull free end of heavy weight black/white sling through center cargo hook hole and secure until helicopter
being recovered is ready for hook-up.