4. COMPONENTS REQUIRED
Recovery of a UH-60 with a damaged tail-boom requires
the use of three standard heavy weight black/white slings
and one heavy weight black/white sling with bridle loops;
and four sling link assemblies. The UMARK kit contains
only two standard heavy weight black/white slings and
three sling link assemblies; the other sling and sling link
assembly must be obtained from another kit.
Components of UMARK utilized during the one-hook, long-line recovery are listed in Table 2. Common equipment
used by the ground rigging crew, such as shockproof gloves, goggles, radios, etc., are not included in UMARK.
No additional tools are required for UMARK assembly or rigging of the helicopters.
Table 2. UMARK Components Required
Black/White 30 Ft Heavy Weight Sling
Black/White 30 Ft Heavy Weight Sling with Bridle
Fixed Length Tie-Down (With Snap)
Green/White 150 Inches (12.5 Ft) Light Weight Sling
Fixed Length Tie-Down (Without Snap)
Red/White 208 Inches (17.33 Ft) Light Weight Sling
Blade Sleeve Assemblies
Blue/White 360 Inches (30.0 Ft) Light Weight Sling
Blade Pole Assembly
Sling Link Assembly
Cargo Hook Thimble
Box Link Assembly
5. DAMAGED HELICOPTER
6. Install Main Rotor Rigging (Figures 1 and 2, and Table 3)
Figure 1 details the damaged UH-60 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. Rotate the main rotor assembly to standard tie-down position. (Figure 1, View B)