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Old 12-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Vehicle Recovery Manual ARMY FM 20-22

Im not sure which catagory to post this in, and not even sure if it would be of interest to anyone....but long ago, Uncle Sam wrote a book on how to get stuff unstuck.

U.S. Army Field Manual 20-22 does a pretty good job of showing you how to move darn-near ANYTHING.

Granted, it isnt as entertaining to read as a graphic novel. The first half of the booklet explains how phisics works for and against you. but the second half is really quite informative. And once you get interested....then you can go back and read the first half so that you have a better understanding of the hows and whys of all that stuff.

Here is a little temptation to get you to look....believe it or not...EVERY Jeep already has a winch. Hmmm...figure it out.

anyhow....in case yall want something that just might prove helpful someday.
FM 20-22 Vehicle Recovery Operations

Its also available in a PDF download if you wanna save it instead of reading it online.

Oh and, yes...it does have pictures.

Happy trails.

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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Dude, this is awesome. Saved for future use. Thanks!

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for posting, this is sweet! Really could of helped me last week..
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Great post! Will help those of us who slept through high school science class.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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I've seen this once before about 25 years ago. I didn't know it was a US Army publication we used a dog eared copy for help when we had to recover old tanks used as hard targets on a Range here in the UK. We never would have done it without its advice. We spent over a month removing old hulks and positioning new targets (about 50 of each)

Thanks for the link I've saved it
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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Thanks for the post. I have saved a PDF file and a Kindle file. I am looking forward to reading it at my leasure.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:21 AM   #8
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while I also downloaded a copy of this one (Thanks!), is there a newer publication, say from the 70's rather than this one from the 60's?

Just saw a reference to one published in the 90's, too...
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:36 PM   #9
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I don't recall reading the manual but I do recall some neat tricks with chains and the wheels with the open holes.

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