AB-903/G

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Purpose and Use

Purpose and Use a. Mast AB-903/G provides the means to raise such antennas as Antenna AS-1729/VRC 30 feet above ground level. The retracted height of the mast is 72 inches. The mast may be set up on the ground, or mounted on vehicles. The mast maybe raised to full height by handcranking.


Technical Characteristics

Height retracted
6 feet.
Height extended
29 feet, 3 inches.
Time required to raise mast (after installation of group).
25 seconds by hand.
Method of extending mast
Cable-driven telescope, tubular sections, activated by crank handle.
Tube sizes
4 1/4-inch diameter to 1 1/2-inch diameter
Number of tubular segments
6
Installation provisions
Ground or vehicular.
Number of guys
6 for ground installation.
Number of stakes
3
Material
Aluminum alloy tubing, corrosion-resistant cables and hardware, aluminum alloy mounting brackets, Dacron guy ropes.
Weight
Mast
40 pounds.
Mounting brackets, guys,anchors
4.75 pounds.
Maximum wind loading
35 mph without top guys; 50 mph with top guys.
Load limitation
20 lb masthead load over area of 2 square feet (Maximum allowable load on extended mast).

Reference Files

Adobe PDF icon.png TM 11-5985-263-15

OPERATOR'S, ORGANIZATIONAL, DIRECT SUPPORT,
GENERAL SUPPORT, AND DEPOT MAINTENANCE MANUAL
INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOL LISTS
MAST AB-903/G (NSN 5985-00-933-2197)
May 1970


Adobe PDF icon.png TM 11-5985-263-24P

ORGANIZATIONAL, DIRECT SUPPORT
AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST
(INCLUDING DEPOT MAINTENANCE REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS)
MAST AB-903/G (NSN 5985-00-933-2197)