Ventilation. The tent is ventilated by two built-in
ventilators on opposite sides and near the peak of the
tent. The ventilators have inside ducts, which can be
closed by tie cords. The ventilator hoods are of the fixed
type, each hood being made with a stiffener inserted in
the hem to keep it extended out from the ventilator
Heating. The tent is heated by an M-1950
Yukon stove. A stovepipe opening with a silicone
rubber-molded ring is built in one side of the tent near
the eave. When the stove is not in use, the stovepipe
opening can be protected by a canvas flap.
Sock Lines. Three sock lines are provided for
drying clothing and equipment.
Snow Cloths. There is a snow cloth sewed to
the bottom of each side of the tent. When the tent is
pitched, the snow cloths are flat on the ground on the
outside of the tent. Snow is deposited on the snow
cloths for insulation purposes.
Liner. A fire-resistant liner, made of 5.2 ounce
cotton cloth, is provided to insulate the tent and to
prevent frost from falling on the occupants. The liner is
held in place by metal toggles.
Cover. The tent is provided with a cover for use
when it is in storage or is being transported. The tent
and liner, when folded, fit into the cover. Aluminum tent
pins are nested, and the magnesium pole is telescoped
to its shortest length and placed in the packet at one
side of the cover.
1-10. Tabulated Data
10-Man Arctic Tent.
Height: Peak 8 feet 6 inches; eave 3 feet
Length: Each side 8 feet 9 inches long
Width: Hexagonal floor diameter 17 feet 6
Weight: Tent and liner 68 pounds; pins
and pole 8 pounds
Cube: Tent and liner 7.1 cubic ft; pins and
pole 0.2 cubic ft
Floorspace: 198.9 square feet
M-1942 Assembly Tent.
Height: Peak 18 feet; eave 8 feet
Length: 80 feet
Width: 40 feet
Weight: Tent 1,100 pounds; pins and
poles 655 pounds
Cube: 100 cubic feet
Floorspace: 2,856.6 square feet
M-1945 Command Post Tent.
Height: Peak 9 feet; sidewall 5 feet 6
Length: 20 feet 7 inches
Width: 10 feet
Weight: Tent 165 pounds; pins and poles
Cube: Tent 6.3 cubic feet; pins and poles
3.6 cubic feet
Floorspace: 172 square feet, of which 48
square feet is vestibule space
M-1950 Lightweight Hexagonal Tent.
Height: Peak 8 feet 6 inches; eave 2 feet
Length: Each side 6 feet 7 inches
Width: Diameter of hexagonal floor 13
feet 3 inches
Weight: Tent and liner 48 pounds; pins
and pole 8 pounds
Cube: 3.8 cubic feet
Floorspace: 113.2 square feet