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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    Anyone know which TM the info is in?
    FM 5-36?

    The bridge plates numbers are based on STANAG 2010 which is NATO's weight classification system...
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    This was THE document we had to study, years later, to become a convoy leader. After testing we promptly forgot 98% percent of it, as it simply did not pertain. But the basics to driving/ organizing a convoy in Germany, are in this FM. When ever possible, it was best to Recon a route for most units, due to over sized equipment. Hence, RSOP, Reconnaissance, Selection, Occupation of Position. That was the convoy I was in charge of. The Recon portion payed off big time, due to the tiny roads and villages. The example I will never forget was driving into a tiny village, to find a M109 SP Artillery Track, parked at a T intersection, after pivot steering to the left. The gun barrel had opened up the front of a gasthaus like a hot knife, slicing butter.

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    I remember one time driving from Grafenwoehr to someplace in the countryside and a butterbar got us completely lost. We wound up in this tiny Hamlet where he sent three deuce-and-a-halfs up a side street so narrow we could reach out and touch the buildings on each side. Unfortunately, where the side street met another narrow street the corner was too sharp for the deuces to turn the corner. The three specialists drivers were cursing a blue streak as they tried to back the trucks back to where we'd turned in. Nothing got smashed, but it was pretty funny (from the back of a deuce on top of a pile of duffle bags)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanabi View Post
    Hey guys;

    My HMMWV (m99 used to be a Corps of Engineers truck in the Michigan national guard. It's got this weird circular mark on the hood and a couple bolt holes, like something used to be there. I am wondering if anyone knows what it might have been. Here's pictures.

    Attachment 742383Attachment 742382

    Does ANYONE know the exact location for these plates? Iíve seen this photo, and several more showing them more towards the front of the hood, many more on the front blocking air flow, and occasionally off to the right front of the brush guard.

    As my drill sergeant would say ďa place for everything, and everything in its placeĒ and military doctrine HAS to dictate the exact location for these plates.

    So Iím not reliving my life as a small clinic NCOIC in USAEUR reading and filing ARs, TMs, FMs, and all the rest, which specific HMMWV manual might this be in? Or is there a larger TM specifying placement?

    Iíve already spent the better part of two hours looking into this online (slow day in clinic yesterday due to inclement weather, I had time to kill).

    Thanks in advance.
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    NormB, I'd check USAREUR regulations, or, go to the point with 21st TSC's SPO Shop, Trans Section. There's also one or two Movement Control Battalions that run Movement Control Teams (MCTs) which are actually very small companies (~21 SM). You probably have an MCT close to you, if not a BN. You can go VFR direct to them as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milcommoguy View Post
    Bridge Plate.
    These markings (or plates) were typically found on the right front fender or in the area of the right front headlamp.
    And YES there is a TM for this too.
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    1 - what TM covers this, or is it buried in the M998 TMs somewhere?

    2 - where, exactly, is this plate SUPPOSED to be mounted. I doubt military regs say anything along the lines of "typically placed in or around the right front fender, bumper, brush guard (or wherever your unit interior decorator believes it will set off your vehicles from any others in the convoy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman View Post
    NormB, I'd check USAREUR regulations, or, go to the point with 21st TSC's SPO Shop, Trans Section. There's also one or two Movement Control Battalions that run Movement Control Teams (MCTs) which are actually very small companies (~21 SM). You probably have an MCT close to you, if not a BN. You can go VFR direct to them as well.
    Thanks. Ft. Meade's on my list of places to visit soon again anyway (I used to work there, not far), I was hoping to avoid trying to track down someone who could give me a direct answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86humv View Post
    Alot of people put 69 on it....Wonder what that means....?
    Mine reads '96, since that is the year I graduated college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormB View Post
    Thanks. Ft. Meade's on my list of places to visit soon again anyway (I used to work there, not far), I was hoping to avoid trying to track down someone who could give me a direct answer.

    I'm more into IFR these days, flying my desktop around the web.
    Didn't catch you were still stateside. 7th TB(X) out of Ft. Eustis is probably a better bet.
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    If someone is on active, they can look up/get a copy of TB746-93-1. That TB covers marking of vehicles. It should have your answer as to where the marker would be placed. APPH.PDF AER385-4.PDF

    The first doc shows a basic placement of the bridge Classification marker. The second Doc is the Regulation, here in Germany that covers bridge crossings. Hope it comes out.

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