Figure 2-9. Lacing sections to bail rings, (tent, assembly, M-1942)
Attaching Eave Lines to Pins and Setting Eave
Poles in Position. (7, fig. 2-6).
Attach, with two half hitches, all eave lines
to pins approximately 2 feet in from the end of each line.
Raise canvas at eave and slide butt end of
eave poles toward a center pole. Insert spindle of eave
poles through leather reinforcements at point where
eave lines are attached to canvas.
Raising Peaks 3 Feet Off Ground and Preparing
to Raise Canvas Top (8, fig. 2-6).
Going under canvas to center poles, raise
peaks of tent about 3 feet off the ground by pulling drift
lines. Lash drift line to center poles, making sure that
drift line of each block and tackle assembly is inside bail
ring and next to center pole (fig. 2-9).
Set eave poles to form an angle of about
60 with the ground, with butt of each pole pointing
toward, and in line with, butt of nearest center pole.
Fasten jumper line at eave of canvas to
each eave pole with two half hitches.
Partly tighten all eave lines.
Raising Peaks, Securing Canvas in Position,
Straightening Eave Poles, and Tightening Lines (9, fig.
Raise peaks with drift line of block and
tackle to within 3 feet of top of each center pole. The
three peaks of the tent should be raised at the same
perpendicular position and tighten all lines as much as
possible to eliminate wrinkles in tent roof. Lines are
tightened or loosened by readjusting the two half hitches
on each guy and eave line near the pin; there are no tent
slips used with the assembly tent.
Secure drift lines firmly to center poles.
Attaching Sidewalls (10, fig. 2-6). Attach side-
walls by hooking wall hooks on top of sidewalls through
D-rings attached to top sections of tent.
2-6. Striking Assembly Tent M-1942
The tent can be struck by nine men in
approximately 60 minutes.
Checking Center Pole Guy Lines. Check center
pole guy lines, making sure that they are hooked in
ferrule at top of center pole and are taut.
Detaching Sidewalls. Detach sidewalls by
unhooking wall hooks from D-rings.
Adjusting Eave Poles. Slant butts of eave poles
towards butts of center poles at a 60 angle with the
ground. If weather is calm, untie eave pole jumper lines;
do not untie jumper lines in a high wind.
Letting Down Peaks. Let peaks down to ground
level by releasing drift lines, making sure that entire
canvas area is in such a position that when sections are
unlaced there will be little difficulty in folding them.
Removing Eave Poles. Remove all eave poles.
Removing Pins. Remove all eave line pins.
Unlacing Sections. Unlace sections of tent,
remove from beneath center poles, and separate for
folding into separate bundles.
Striking Center Poles. Strike center poles. To
strike a center pole, two men stand at butt end of pole
and one man at end of each guy line. Untie guy lines
from pins. The men holding the ends of the guy lines
then walk slowly toward the center of the tent area,
keeping the lines taut to prevent the pole from swaying.
One of the men at the butt end of the pole walks slowly
forward with the pole, easing it gradually to the ground,
while the other man at the butt end of the pole steadies