(2) The system consists of several self-contained units or assemblies:
(a) One beach unloading assembly -- consists of two 600-GPM pumps and two 20,000-gallon
collapsible drums. The assembly is used for receiving fuel during ship-to-shore operations.
(b) One drum unloading assembly -- consists of a 600 GPM pump with four drum unloading
(c) Two booster station assemblies -- consists of a 600 GPM hose line pump and two 20,000-
gallon collapsible drums. The booster station assemblies are used when the distance between storage sites is
greater than the capable pumping distance.
(d) Two adapting assemblies -- to make the system compatible with commercial and other
services' fuel systems.
(e) One dispensing assembly -- provides tile capability to dispense fuel.
(f) Five-Tank Farm assemblies -- each assembly consists of six 20,000 gallon collapsible tanks
and a 600 GPM pump.
(3) The AAFS consists of approximately 3.5 miles of 6-inch collapsible hose and uses ten 600 GPM
pumps. It can store up to 600,000 gallons of bulk fuel in the five tank farm assemblies.
b. Tactical Airfield Fuel Dispensing System. The TAFDS resembles the AAFS but on a smaller scale.
Whereas the AAFS supports the overall requirements of the MAGTF, both air and ground, the TAFDS supports a
specific tactical airfield requirement. It is designed primarily to provide aircraft refueling a expeditionary
airfields. With the single fuel on the battlefield concept, the TAFDS will also be able to issue fuel for ground
vehicles. The system can be employed as a whole, in part, or in conjunction with another TAFDS. It is easily
assembled and is air transportable. The TAFDS consists of:
Six 20,000 gallon collapsible tanks (120,000-gallon capacity).
Three 350-or 600-GPM pumps.
Six 350-GPM filter/separators.
Six 350-GPM fuel monitors, each monitor contains 20 GO-NO-GO fuses
Three 2-inch and 3-inch meter assemblies.
c. Helicopter Expeditionary Refueling System. The HERS is designed for support of helicopter
operations in advanced areas and remote sites, normally at FARPS. The HERS is very similar in design and
capability as the Army's FARE system. The major difference between the