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E4 Team Equipment

Page history last edited by Michael 1 year, 3 months ago

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     Besides all of this, there's also the equipment built into the bunker.

     The team is focused on infrastructure construction and repair. Keep in mind that the Project expects to find plenty of tools and raw materials -- hammers, electric drills, carpentry shops, sand, lumber -- and volunteer workers after the Atomic War.

     The eight storage chambers on the sides of the bunker are filled to (on the average) 5 meters (over 15 feet) deep with supplies and equipment. There are narrow lanes for forklifts and pallet trucks to move around.

 

Vehicles

 

Vehicle Spares, Consumables and Accessories

 

     These are mostly stored in the side chambers to start with.

 

Project vehicle spares, consumables and accessories

#

item

tons

cu. m

4

HIAB Model 765A crane

4

~40

2

ripper/rake accessory for bulldozer

6.8

~20

2

snowplow/dozer blades for Overland Train control cars. Initially, these are placed ahead of, and behind, the control cars.

~4

~20

2

small driving cab, to be placed on a flatcar; includes driving controls, dome light, and headlights; heater; windshield wiper; electric fan; outlets for 12 volt DC, 24 volt DC, 110 volt AC. Note that it's not sealed against fallout or contamination. Aluminum construction (10 points of armor), windows are 8mm thick polycarbonate (armor value 10). Mass, 200 kg.

0.4

10

2

electrically-driven winch, in a steel housing with bolt-down corners. It can apply 4500 kg of pull (yes, units, I know); maximum line speed is 3.6 meters per minute. A snatch block is furnished with the winch, which doubles line pull for heavy winching requirements. The winch cable is 40.6 meters long, 9.5mm diameter, and weighs 12.9 kg. The entire winch unit weighs about 50 kg. This comes from the Project's pontoon equipment.

0.1

0.2

2

hi-rail kits for V-150 armored cars

1.2

~8

2

fifth-wheel single-axle converter dollies with fittings for Overland Train; these can also be used behind regular vehicles with contractor/military pintles; each has four 11x22.5 tires. Length 4.4 m, width 2.6 m, height (to fifth wheel) 1.2 m, weight 1.3 tons.

2.6

28

1

set of 4 camouflage nets, 3 m by 6 m (this is NOT enough to cover the entire control car, let alone the Overland Train); 2 bags each with 12 camo net poles, including 3 spreaders; and 6 bags each with 10 aluminum tent stakes

0.07

0.05

26

resistor grid sets (each for two wheels); rated to 1,200 kilowatts, breakdown temperature 350 degrees C. The interior of the steel cabinet is a heavy array of bus bars and heating elements, with fans at the top and bottom; there are two lifting eyes on the top. Mass 500 kg, height 1.75 meters, width 1 meter.

13

46

48

tires for the Overland Train

53

590

4

wheel hubs and motors for the Overland Train

7.2

6

12

14.5x20 wheels and tires for V150 armored cars (6 left side, 6 right side)

1.8

10

36

track shoes for D7G bulldozers, 32 kg each

1.2

~2

8

tires for agricultural tractor, 18.4x34,1.65 m diameter, 110 kg weight

0.9

11

4

tires for rough-terrain forklift, 150 kg weight

0.6

~6

2

front tires for telescopic loader

~0.2

~2

2

rear tires for telescopic loader

~0.3

~3

4

rear tires for loader-backhoe, 17.5x25, 1.4 m diameter, 108 kg weight

0.22

2.4

2

front tires for loader-backhoe, 11x16, weight 35 kg each

0.07

1

8

11x20 tires (for MP drill rig, compressor, generator, RIB trailer, and welding shop trailer)

0.84

4.8

4

11x22.5 tires (for MP dolly converter)

0.44

2.4

4

7.5x15 tires (for MP sawmill)

~0.2

~0.4

6

regular tires for MP electric motorcycle

0.024

~1

4

amphibious ATV wheels and tires, 11.5x20 (the tires are bonded to the wheels)

~0.04

~1

1

tire mounting cage

 0.1

1.5

24

200 liter drums of hydraulic fluid

5.3

6.5

18

200 liter drums of lubricating oil

4

5

10

200 liter drums of gear oil

3

3

20

20 liter cans of grease

0.5

0.5

1

vehicle fluids "field" set:  six 19 liter cans of API GL-5 gear oil, four 5 liter cans of lube oil, six 5 liter cans of chassis grease, four 5 liter cans of general purpose grease, twelve 20 liter cans of hydraulic fluid

0.5

0.4

2

hand pumps for 200 liter drums of lubricating oil, gear oil, or hydraulic fluid.

0.02

0.1

2

electric pumps for 200 liter drums of lubricating oil, gear oil, or hydraulic fluid.

0.02

0.1

12

jack stand, 100 ton capacity; from 25 to 50 cm off the ground; each weighs 120 kg, has two lugs to fit the jack transport (see below)

1.44

0.45

12

vehicle or structural jack, 50 ton capacity, weight 50 kg, lifts 25 cm; operated manually (slow) or pneumatically (from compressor on control car); has two lugs to fit the jack transport (see below)

0.6

0.54

2

jack transport:  two "riding mower" wheels, a 2 meter long handle, a simple hand-operated brake, and a fork to pick up a jack stand or jack

0.03

0.1

total

116

834

 

Construction Materials

 

     Stored in the side chambers.

 

construction materials

#

item

tons

cu. m

--

Callender-Hamilton expedient steel bridge components; these store at about 0.8 cubic meters per ton, so about 7,500 tons worth. This is a general "meccano" system, which can be used to make all sorts of steel truss structures (not just bridges). The team is mostly expected to make spans of up to 48 meters length; each span weighing up to 200 tons. Longer spans, up to 128 meters long, will take more engineering manpower than the team has. The spans are of the Warren truss configuration.

  • The structural steel components are:  two sizes of gusset plates, a batten plate, two kinds of connector plates, a leg plate, an angle cleat, a side stiffener for single trusses, a vertical angle beam, and the standard meter long angle beam for chords and diagonals. I think most of the structural steel is 3/8" thick (9.5mm).

  • In addition, there are a lot of 1.5" bolts, nuts, and pins; twelve tool kits, and a lot of rollers and "skates" for rolling bridges on railway track or other weight-bearing surfaces.

  • A 24 meter long, one-lane bridge over a shallow creek can be assembled by six men in six hours, with no power tools required (except perhaps a truck with a winch); it weighs 37.2 tons, and can support at least a 30 ton load. The heaviest single component of the system weighs 191 kg (the standard angle beam); a six-man team needs one bridge tool kit (see below) and at least one set of pioneer tools. Spans can be built from 18 to 128 meters in length, with a normal space between trusses of 4 meters, the outside width is usually 6 meters, and crossings of any length can be achieved with multiple spans and intermediate piers. A span of up to at least 60 meters can be extended out from one side of a gap, with counterweights on the "inland" end during assembly, and built in a week by a crew of 50 workers. There are only 10 different types of steel component (not including decking, which can be wood, metal grid, or steel plates). With some engineering effort, lift or rotating drawbridges can be built from this bridging material.

7500

6000

203

segments of steel grid roadway decking with floor beams; each is 1 meter by 4 meters, and weighs 500 kg. Note that the external storage includes a lot of solid steel plates, as well.

102

102

32

rolled steel 12 m long beams, for making very temporary short bridges (aka "stock spans"). A single stock span 6 meters wide requires 8 beams (~200 kg), 36 spacer plates, two 5-meter-wide baseplates, and a bunch of nuts and bolts, combined with "locally obtained" deck material. 

6.4

15

1

pallet of 45 cardboard cases, each with six one-gallon cans. 270 cans total.

 

  • 7 cases of red enamel paint

  • 7 cases of green enamel paint

  • 7 cases of blue enamel paint

  • 7 cases of white enamel paint

  • 7 cases of black enamel paint

  • 7 cases of yellow enamel paint

  • 1 case of clear acrylic

  • 1 case of varnish

  • 1 case of thinner

     

4.8 kg per gallon can, 28.8 kg per cardboard case. Pallet is 1.22 meters on a side, weighs 24 kg, capacity 1,590 kg.

1.32

2.5

1

case of aircraft wax:  36 plastic jars with 1 pound of wax each.

0.02

0.02

1

case of mineral oil:  6 one-gallon jars of pure baby oil.

0.03

0.03

1

paper sack of 25 kg DOT standard retro-reflective glass beads, size 40 to 850 microns

0.03

0.02

177

200 liter drums of gray Ameron Dimetcote steel primer -- while the hot-dip galvanized bridge components don't need to be painted for at least 25 years, conditions can vary. 321 kg per steel drum (including drum weight). Covers 105,000 square meters, 24 hours drying time.

56.8

48

59

200 liter drums of olive-drab zinc-silicate paint for structural steel. 471 kg per drum (including drum weight). Covers 105,000 square meters, 5 hours drying time.

27.8

16

1200

bags of coal slag abrasive media (for removing rust and paint); each bag is 36 kg and 26 liters. About 5 kg is required for a square meter. 

43.2

31.2

--

reflectors, signage, and other minor bridge and roadway components

--

--

2

drums of nails, 50 kg per drum (plus 21 kg weight of each drum)

0.1

0.4

384

pine timbers, 3" x 6" x 4'6", 8.3 kg each

3.2

6

1152

pine timbers, 6" x 6" x 4'6", 23.6 kg each

27.2

37

60

spruce planks, 1.5" x 9" x 8', 8.5 kg each (mostly meant for scaffolding)

0.5

13

100

rolls of black plastic sheeting; each roll weighs 17 kg, and is 6 m wide by 30 m long (when unrolled), 4 mil thickness.

1.7

1,200

110

rolls of 13mm diameter sisal rope, 60 meters length, 770 kg breaking strain, 65 kg safe breaking strain (x12 safety factor); each 6 kg and 18 liters.

0.66

2

14

2 rolls of 25mm diameter sisal rope, 200 meters length, 2620 kg breaking strain, 218 kg safe breaking strain (x12 safety factor); each 80 kg and 240 liters

1.12

3.4

120

255mm inner diameter well casing, 12 meters long

87

174

12

set of water well accessories:  bottom plugs, shutter screens, pump fittings, etc.

6

6

288

rubber culvert gaskets

0.5

1

6

200 liter plastic drums of bentonite, three different product grades

1.5

1.2

18

23 kg plastic sacks of sodium carbonate (soda ash), 99.5% purity, on plastic pallet

0.5

0.4

 total

7,830

7,660

 

Tools

 

     Almost all of this is stored in one of the team's eight CONEX boxes. There's a possibly-serious "NO BORROWING TOOLS" sign on the CONEX, and a bunch of joke stickers, signs, etc. added. A shelf inside the doors holds a set of plastic sheet protectors which list the contents.

     Keep in mind that among the team's vehicles is a maintenance trailer, maintenance accessory trailer, air compressor trailer, welding trailer, generator trailer, Overland Train repair module, and other equipment that can assist in repair, maintenance and construction.

 

tools

#

item

kg

liters

1

company carpenters' tool set

443

2,672

1

construction shop tool set

500

2,730

6

truss bridge assembly tool sets

1,482

1,200

2

survey sketching sets

10

40

2

survey instrument sets

40

160

1

soil sampling set: a dozen different 8 cm diameter auger heads (~3 kg each) for various soils, a couple of various soil sampler heads, ~2 meter extension rods, T-handles, 2 post-hole augers (for 6" diameter hole 0.8 meters deep), plastic sample bags, 48 stackable sampler buckets (20 liter buckets with a hole in the bottom), aluminum footplate and bungee cords for the sampler buckets, pads of record-keeping sheets, etc.; the big electric hand drills in the repair car can also be used with these augers.

60

60

1

small sign painting set. This is mostly for doors, tool boxes, and small signs less than a meter wide. It's a metal tackle box, with lots of brushes, rulers, masking tape, color wheel for mixing paint, gold foil, chamois cloth, craft knives, stencils, varnish and waxes, etc. ... no paint included. Pinstriping and other decorative work can be accomplished with this ... "The general wants his name on the door, all fancy-like."

~15

~10

1

engineer's sign painting set. Wooden toolbox 0.7 m x 0.5 m x 0.4 m, with an insert tray. This is more for highway signs and billboards, rather than doors or tool boxes. Brushes, letter and symbol stencils in various sizes (some metal, some flexible), radiation trefoil stencils, Morrow Project and division (Recon, Engineer, Science, Agriculture, MARS) stencils in various sizes, tape, snips, reflective tape, triangles, putty knives, carpet tacks, pencils, etc. No paint included. "The general wants a sign that says 'Cross the Rhine with dry feet, courtesy of 9th Armored Div.'"

45

140

1

electric hand paint mixer, for about gallon-sized cans

1

1

2

electric two-man post-hole diggers; each has 25 kg head, and come with a 1-meter long,  23 cm diameter auger bit (5.8 kg), and a 1.3 meter long auger extension (1.8 kg). Each has a 50 meter long power cord.

66

400

5

sandblaster sets; each holds 0.2 cubic meters of abrasive; they need to be connected to a compressor (set includes 15 meter hose to connect). Included are various hoses, handles, nozzles, maintenance and repair parts. Set mass 320 kg empty, storage volume 250 liters.

1,600

1,250

2

spray painting sets, with 30 meter hose to nozzle, 15 meter hose to compressor, weight 80 kg, volume 0.7 cubic meters in chest; needs air supply from vehicle compressor

160

1,400

12

construction site lighting sets:  each is a an extendable (2 to 8 meters) tower, with four 1500 watt lamps, a built-in crank-operated winch for raising the lamp fixtures, and a 30 meter cord. Illuminates an area 100 m radius for work purposes. The base is a 2 m square skid plate, with slots for standard forklift forks. 250 kg each. The base plates are NOT stored in the CONEX.

3,000

36

96

1500 watt halogen floodlight light bulbs. Mass each 1 kg.

96

0.2

24

Project "site battery boxes", each with 4 vehicle batteries. The box has 6000 watt-hours of electrical energy.

312

72

4

anchors (looking rather like boat anchors) for solidly placing cable staying systems in the ground

80

150

--

tree-felling and bucking equipment set:  4 electric chainsaws, 6 axes, 2-man bow saws, chains, wedges, 4 sledges, etc.

  • The Project's electric chainsaw is sort of weak for serious tree-felling. Break out the laser!

70

200

12

tree-felling and bucking equipment set:  4 electric chainsaws, 6 axes, 2-man bow saws, chains, wedges, 4 sledges, etc.

  • The Project's electric chainsaw is sort of weak for serious tree-felling. Break out the laser!

70

200

total

7,980

10,521

 

Ordnance

 

     All of this starts out stored in one of the team's eight CONEX boxes.

 

Engineer team ordnance

#

items

kg

vol, l

1

case of M26A1 fragmentation grenades

23.4

39

1

case of Mk 1 illuminating grenades

22.95

41

1

case of M7A3 tear gas grenades

20.3

25

2

cases of 6 M18A1 claymore mine kits (each complete with bag, clacker and firing wire)

47.8

104

20

cases of 4 M16A1 "bouncing betty" mine kits (each complete with bag, clacker and firing fuse)

410

400

2

cases of 150 M25 "elsie" mines

37

~50

18

cases of 4 M19 antitank mines

1,008

1,980

1

case of 9 Armbrust 300 anti-tank rockets

70

100

total

1639

2,739

 

Cryoberth Chamber Fixtures and Equipment

 

Other Supplies

 

     Nine two-wheeled "flight line" fire extinguishers are provided for the bunker:  one for each of the big storage chambers, and one in the cryoberth chamber. Each weighs 140 kg when loaded with 68 kg of Halon (about half the volume of the tank -- the rest is 200 psi nitrogen); they take up 120 liters when stored, and stand 1.5 meters tall. They discharge completely in 44 seconds, through an 18 meter hose of 1.9 cm diameter (standard 3/4" fire hose), to a range of 15 meters. They can be towed up to 25 kph on paved surfaces by their lunette ring.

    The empty 90 liter pressure tank, with hose, weighs 42 kg; thus the frame and wheels weigh 30 kg.

 

 

     All of the items below are stored in the side chambers; many of these items are related to the "external stores", or other salvaged vehicles. Note that the Maintenance Accessory trailer is also largely meant for restoring pre-War vehicles to running condition.

 

other supplies

#

item

tons

cu. m

8

tires for various front loaders

1.6

8

4

front tires for various loader-backhoes

0.8

4

4

tires for various loader-backhoes

0.8

4

8

9x20 wheels with tires, CCKW type (Army 2.5 ton trucks, 400 gallon water trailer), older commercial semi-tractors, each 140 kg, 500 liters

1.12

4

4

10.5x15 wheels and tires, CUCV and Ranger armored car; each 75 kg, 450 l

0.3

1.8

8

11x20 wheels and tires, modern military trucks and some commercial vehicles, each 105 kg, 600 l

0.84

4.8

12

12.5x20 wheels and tires, Army 5 ton trucks, each 125 kg, 720 l

1.5

8.64

12

14.5x20 wheels and tires, Army 5 ton trucks and V150 armored cars, each 150 kg, 800 l; note that these are in addition to the stuff listed as "team vehicle accessories".

1.8

9.6

12

16x20 wheels and tires, "fat singles" for Army 5 ton trucks, HEMTT, each 200+ kg

2.4

--

24

11x22.5 wheels and tires, common for commercial trucks, each 110 kg, 600 l

2.64

14.4

12

11x24.5 wheels and tires, for commercial trucks, each 120 kg, 600 l

1.44

7.2

12

12.25x22.5 wheels and tires, Super Singles mostly for cement trucks, military or offroad trucks; each 200 kg, 800 l

2.4

9.6

18

65x22.5 wheels and tires, Super Singles for cement trucks; each 250 kg, 1000 l

4.5

18

60

200 liter/221 kg drums of two-component flat-proofing polymer for tires. Half of the drums are "A" component, the other half are "B" component; they are mixed evenly while filling the tire. This stuff cures in 24 hours. Even stored in nitrogen, shelf life is only a few years. Vehicles will weigh significantly more with filled tires (though the added weight isn't on their suspension); 55 kph top speed limit, and for most vehicles you can't fill unpaired (left or right) wheels. The cured polymer is slightly denser than water. The amount of polymer used per tire is as follows:

  • 30 kg for a 9x20 or a 10.5x15 tire

  • 40 kg for any 11x tire

  • 60 kg for a 12.25x22.5 or a 12.5x20 tire

  • 250 kg for a 16x20 fat single

  • 2,000 kg for an Overland Train tire

13.26

16.2

2

pneumatic flat-proofing polymer filler tool (needs an air compressor), draws from two drums (see above).

0.025

0.02

16

sets of commercial and industrial vehicle "critical engine components"

0.32

0.24

24

hulls for commercial 12 volt truck batteries; each is 5 kg, 14 liters volume, and contains a Morrow Project vehicle battery

0.12

0.336

144

fiberglas hard hats, in six colors (red, yellow, blue, green, white and brown), mass 0.4 kg

0.06

1

2

fiberglass and aluminum folding stepladder, 140 kg safe load, 2 meter tall, 10 kg mass

0.02

0.5

2

aluminum folding ladder, with folding shelf at top, 120 kg safe load, 3 meter tall, 12 kg mass

0.024

2

2

aluminum extension ladder, with top rollers, 100 kg safe load, 6 m closed to 10.7 meter extended, 47 kg mass

0.094

3

10

CONEX containers; they are 1.9 m wide, 2.6 m long, 2.1 m tall, empty weight 0.7 tons, max gross weight 4.8 tons, volume 10.4 cubic meters; note the Project doesn't expect there to be a shortage of ocean cargo containers after the Atomic War. As found when the bunker opens, they are filled with:

  • #1:  tools (see above)

  • #2:  ordnance (see above)

  • #3:  72 cases of institutional toilet paper (96 rolls per case; cases are each 144 liters, 17 kg)

  • #4:  sundries and consumables for the crew quarters of Overland Train control cars:  100 pails of high efficiency powdered laundry detergent (in 20 liter, 24 kg plastic pails; "fresh lemon scent"; this takes up about 1/4 of the CONEX), dish soap, bar hand soap, a few spares of pillow covers and bunk mattress covers, bath towels, trash bags, compactor bags, zip-lock bags, sponges, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pepper, light bulbs, letter-size lined paper, pencils, spiral notebooks, manila envelopes, etc.. Except for the salt and pepper, there is no food in this CONEX.

  • #5:  96 cases of B rations (2880 person-days of food), 8 beverage packs (5,280 individual servings). This should get the team through 1 year without finding food.

  • #6:  18 cylinders of technical oxygen, 12 cylinders of technical acetylene, 18 cylinders of argon/carbon dioxide gas mixture, 54 cylinders of argon gas, 21 spools of electrode wire, 30 copper welding gun tips.

  • #7 and #8:  the many "small" items removed from the externally-stored vehicles and equipment:  hoses, pumps, window glass, dashboards, electrical systems and components, door handles, lug nuts, etc.

  • #9:  equipment for connecting to a sewage system, either from inside the base or elsewhere. A couple of low-flow toilets, shower hardware,  pipe and pipe fittings. The planners didn't want to compromise the bunker's integrity with a connection pre-War.

  • #10:  ductwork, fans, motors, controls, etc. to extend the bunker's ventilation system past the "front door" after the bunker is opened. Again, the planners didn't want the required opening in the bunker structure until post-War 

12

105

total

50

223

weights and storage volumes of most tires are rough estimates

 

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