two systems is that the HERS uses either two 100-or 125-GPM pumps, two fuel quality monitors, each containing
10 GO-NO-GO fuses. The HERS has four 2-inch meters assemblies and can establish a four-point refueling
system. The HERS consist of
Eighteen 500 gallons collapsible drams (9,000-gallon capacity).
Two 100- or 125-GPM pumps
Two filter/separators and fuel quality monitors.
Four meter assemblies and an assembly of hoses and fittings to connect the system.
(2) The HERS is employed the same way as the FARE system. The MWSS F/W fuel branch has two
HERS, while the MWSS R/W has seven. The HERS is used to establish FARPS at advanced areas to extend the
range of USMC attack and utility helicopters.
d. Expeditionary Refueling System. The ERS is designed to provide simple, versatile refueling support
for ground vehicles. It consists of a 500-gallon collapsible drum and a 100- or 125-GPM pump with hoses and
fittings. The ERS system is easily transportable both by ground or air transport and would be employed in
advanced positions to refuel ground vehicles.
e. Six Container System. The SIXCON is normally used by general support CSS elements in a MAGTF
to provide storage, transport, and issue of bulk fuel. The SIXCON is both ground and air transportable. The
SIXCON consists of a fuel pump module and five fuel tank modules and accessories.
(1) The fuel pump module consists of a 125-GPM pump, a 100-GPM filter/separator, fuel monitor,
meter assembly, and a hose reel. The maximum fuel flow in the system is 100 GPM.
(2) The fuel tank modules are made of stainless steel and each tank can hold 900 gallons of fuel. The
five modules can fit in a standard ISO container for easy transportation. Each fuel module assembly contains the
necessary hoses and fittings to connect to a fuel pump module.
(3) The accessories used with the SIXCON system connects each of the fuel tanks in the modules
using two-inch dry-break couplings to allow rapid, easy, and safe assembly and disassembly.
f. Petroleum Tank Vehicle. The Marine Corps' primary petroleum tank vehicle is the M970, 5,000-
gallon tanker, the same vehicle previously discussed in Army equipment. This is the only semitrailer the Marine
g. Aircraft Bulk Fuel Handling Systems. The Tactical Bulk Fuel Delivery System consists of two kits.
The TBFDS - CH-53 and the auxiliary fuel kit.