EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION, AND THEORY OF OPERATION
BRIDGE ERECTION BOAT (BEB)
This TM contains operator level instructions for the operation and servicing of the
Bridge Erection Boat (BEB), model MK II-S. Operating instructions include safety
requirements, description of equipment, use of all controls, launch and retrieval of
boat, operating and maneuvering, bridge anchoring, and rafting. Servicing
instructions include operator level Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
(PMCS), lubrication, maintenance, and troubleshooting as allocated by the
Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC). Replacement and repair of BEB components
are allocated for field level or higher maintenance, and are subsequently not
authorized at operator level nor included in this manual.
a. Type of Manual--Operator/crew
b. Equipment Names and Model Number--The BEB MK II-S is a
modernized version of the currently fielded United States Combat Support
Boat (USCSB) MK I and MK II. The "S" in model number MK II-S refers to
Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).
c. Purpose of Equipment--The BEB MK II-S is a work boat used to support
U.S. Army Multi-Role Bridge Company (MRBC) units. Its primary purpose
is to assist in the construction and operation of both the Improved Float
Bridge (IFB), also known as the Standard Ribbon Bridge (SRB), and the
Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB). BEBs function to maneuver bridge bays
after they are launched and position them for coupling in the construction of
a bridge or raft assembly. In addition, BEBs serve as floating anchors for
emplaced bridges by providing propulsion against water currents, and as
propulsion units for maneuvering raft assemblies. Their secondary purpose
is the serve as safety boats, troop and cargo carriers, support reconnaissance
missions, patrol inland waters, and assist in maritime construction projects
and diving operations.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will
be those prescribed by DA PAM 750-8, Functional Users Manual for The Army
Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).