4-3. Mooring on Non-paved Surfaces.
a. Ground Anchor Kit (NSN 8340-00-951-6423).
Refer to table 4-1 for kit contents and figures 4-16
through 4-22 for component breakout.
The Ground Anchor Kit for mooring on
non-paved surfaces is recommended for
all tactical environments (non-paved sur-
b. Function and Description of each kit com-
Ground Anchor. The assembly is com-
posed of a metal arrowhead with approximately three
feet of wire rope attached at the center (figure 4-17).
The anchor is driven into the ground and provides the
(2) Steel Driving Rod. The rods outside
diameter is 3/4 inch x 3 feet long (figure 4-18). It
holds the ground anchor and is used to drive the
anchor into the ground.
(3) Driving Head.
Size is 2 1/4 inches outside
diameter x 2 3/4 inches long. The steel driving head
fits over the top of the driving rod and provides the
contact surface on which to hammer the assembly
(4) Holding Tool Handle.
(Figure 4-20). Size
is 24 inches long. It is made from 1/4 inch diameter
steel rod and slips over the steel driving rod to hold
the unit while driving the ground anchor arrowhead
into the ground. It allows the assembly to be held
safely while driving.
c. Connecting the ground anchors to the aircraft.
The kit does not contain rope to connect the ground
anchors to the aircraft. The following items are recom-
mended for securing the aircraft:
(1/2 inch diameter)
Tiedown, Cargo, Aircraft 1670-00-725-1437
Refer to the applicable -23 Technical
Manual, under Mooring, to determine the
number of anchors required per aircraft.
One anchor is required per mooring line.
(1) Refer to figures 4-16 and 4-17 and insert the
ground anchor (arrowhead) stem into the bottom of the
(2) Refer to figures 4-16 and 4-20 and slip the
holding handle over the driving rod while driving into
(3) Refer to figures 4-16, 4-18 and 4-19 and insert
the driving head onto the top of the driving rod.
(4) Refer to figure 4-16 and drive the anchor
head/driving rod assembly into the ground, hammering
on the drive head. and holding the assembly with the
Table 4-1. Ground Anchor Kit
Q U A N T I TY F I G
(4 inch arrowhead
with anchoring wire)
Handle, Holding Tool
Rod, Steel, Driving
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