SECTION IV. LOADING LIMITS
5-4-1. Center -of-Gravity Limitations.
See fig 6-7-1 for center-of-gravity (CG) limits in terms of
gross weight (GW) and arm-inches (fuselage stations).
5-4-2. Maximum Gross Weight.
The maximum allowable operating gross weight is
5-4-3. Cargo Hook Limitations. The limits presented
below are structural limitations only.
The structural limit of the forward and aft hook is
17,000 pounds each.
The maximum single load that can be suspended
as a tandem load from the forward and aft hooks is
25, 000 pounds.
The center cargo hook is limited to a maximum
load of 26,000 pounds.
When combination of internal and external loads
are carried during the same flight and the external load
exceeds 12,000 pounds, position the internal load for-
ward of the utility hatch. This procedure will preclude
encountering an excessively aft CG.
5-4-4. Winch/ Rescue Hoist Limitations.
The winch shall not exceed:
3,000 pounds straight line pull.
6,000 pounds, one pulley.
9,000 pounds, two pulleys.
12,000 pounds, three pulleys.
The rescue hoist is limited to a maximum load of
Refer to Chapter 4 for system configuration and