Section I. GENERAL
a. These instructions are published for the use of the personnel and organizations to whom the vehicle maintenance
tent is issued. Chapters 1 thru 4 provide information on the erection, operation, daily preventive maintenance services,
and organizational maintenance of the equipment, accessories, components, and attachments. Chapters 5 provides
information for direct support maintenance.
b. Refer to TM 740-90-1 (Administrative Storage of Equipment) for information and instructions pertaining to
organizational administrative storage.
c. Refer to TM 750-244-3 (Procedures for Destruction of Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use) for information and
instructions on destruction of equipment to prevent enemy use.
1-2. Forms and Records
Maintenance forms, records, and reports which are to be used by maintenance personnel at all maintenance levels are
listed in and prescribed by TM 38-750.
1-3. Reporting of Errors
Reports of errors, omissions, and recommendations for improving this publication by the individual user is encouraged.
Reports should be submitted on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications) and forwarded direct to
Commanding General, U. S. Army Mobility Equipment Command, ATTN: AMSME-MPP, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard,
St. Louis, Mo. 63120.
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
This tent is a portable-type shelter for use by vehicle maintenance personnel while repairing wheeled and tracked
vehicles in the field when operating under all temperate and tropical weather conditions. The tent fabric is cotton duck.
The tent can be erected in various ways with the metal tent support and the metal and wood tent pins to form a shelter
for the immediate need for the maintenance personnel.
a. Tent. The tent (5, fig. 1-1)
of cotton duck, olive drab, Army Shade No.
7, mildew and water resistant,
9.85 ounces; 26 feet long and 25 feet, 6 inches wide. A dee ring (14) is attached at each corner with chapes (13) and
reinforcement (15). Eight small dee rings (11) are attached at evenly spaced locations along each side of the tent. Four
tent securing lines (7) are installed through the dee rings to secure the tent when erected. A loop (10) and reinforcement
(12) are attached along the edge of the tent at each small dee ring location. Seven strips of reinforcement (6) are
attached to the center of the tent. There is a tiedown strap (3) located where each of the center reinforcements cross and
is used to secure the tent to the tent support.
b. Tent Support. The tent support (fig. 1-2)
is an A-shaped, adjustable, metal frame used
to support the tent when
is erected. It is composed of two leg assemblies (1) and one ridge assembly (3) which are reinforced with braces (5 and
8) and held together with eyebolts (4 and 7). The ridge assembly and the leg assemblies are secured in their adjusted
positions with toggle pins (2 and 9).