8. RIG RECOVERY HELICOPTER (Figures 1 and 5 and Table 1)
Figure 1 details the damaged OH-58D 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.
Use of cargo hook thimble is required when the center
cargo hook of a CH-47 is being used; the UH-60 does not
use a thimble.
a. If the recovery helicopter is a UH-60 proceed to the next step. If the recovery helicopter is a CH-47 place a
cargo hook thimble (23, Figure 1, View A, and Figure 5) into the single eye end of heavy weight black/white
Figure 5. Typical Cargo Hook Thimble Installation (Shown in Double-Eye Configuration)
b. Connect the single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (21, 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.