side of the tank, and fold inward, over the first fold. Fold any overhang
of the second fold back on top of itself. Starting at one end of the tank,
tightly roll up the tank.
Two soldiers are required to do this job to
ensure a tight bundle results. Lay the cover out flat, float side up. Lay
the rolled up tank on the cover, with its length perpendicular to the two-
If the fold lines have worn off the cover, the length of the
tank should run parallel to the ends of the cover which have two handles
each. Fold one side of the cover, along the fold line, in over the tank.
Fold the other side of the cover, along the fold line, in over the first
fold. Fold the end of the cover with the D-rings up over the tank. Fold
the other end of the cover in so that the straps are brought to the
underside edge of the fold. Grasp the enclosed tank, and tightly roll the
bundle over onto the protruding end of the cover. Pull the straps under the
D-rings, bring back over the first D-ring, under the second D-ring, and pull
snug to secure the bundle. The resulting bundle should be tightly packed,
with the three carrying handles up.
6. The two types of repairs to the tank are emergency and unit maintenance
repair. Emergency repair is performed when cuts or punctures occur in the
tank when it is in use. Emergency repair items consist of wood plugs and
sealing clamps and are stored in the repair pouch, on the outside wall of
the tank. Unit maintenance repair consists of patching cuts and punctures
in the tank fabric.
a. In emergencies, as an immediate temporary measure, use wood plugs
may be used for sealing small holes or punctures. The size of hole or tear
will determine the size of wood plug to be used. For holes or tears up to
1/2-inch in size, use the 3-inch-long plug. For holes or tears up to 1 1/2-
inches in size, use the 5-inch-long plug. Select the size plug needed to
fit (seal) the tank puncture, dip the plug in water, insert it in the hole,
and twist clockwise until the leak is either stopped or slowed. Follow-up
inspections should be made of the wood plug, as possible tightening may be
necessary if the leak does not stop.
If a leak is not stopped with the
plug, the use of a small sealing clamp may become necessary.
b. Repair small slits, tears, or cuts (not to exceed 6 inches in
length) with sealing clamps. The size of the damaged area or opening will
govern the size of the clamp needed. For holes or tears less than 2 inches
in length, use the 3-inch clamp.
For holes or tears 2 to 4 inches in
length, use the 5-inch clamp. For holes or tears 4 to 6 inches in length,
use the 7 1/2-inch clamp. It may be necessary to increase the size of the
tear slightly in order to be able to insert the bottom plate of the clamp.
Loop the cord around your wrist to prevent the loss of the clamp into the
tank. Slip the bottom plate of