Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
a. Type of Manual. Unit and Direct Support.
b. Equipment Name and Model Number. Chemical Biological Protective Shelter (CBPS) System, Model
Purpose of Equipment. The CBPS is a highly mobile, chemically-hardened shelter system, designed
to provide medical personnel protection from chemical and biological agents.
d. Modes of Operation. The CBPS is designed to operate in two modes of operation. In the mobile mode,
the Air Beam Shelter (ABS) is rolled up and secured to back of Lightweight Multipurpose Shelter
(LMS) and the High Mobility Trailer (HMT) is attached to the Expanded Capacity Vehicle (ECV)
pintle and ready for movement. In the static mode, the ABS is inflated, secured and ready for
e. Loading Plans. Reference TM 10-5410-228-10 for HMT and LMS loading plan.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by
DA PAM 738-750 as contained in the Maintenance Management Update.
Refer to TM 750-244-3 for the destruction of the CBPS to prevent enemy use.
a. Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a
shortage of maintenance effort exists. Items should be mission ready within 24 hours or within the
time factors as determined by the directing authority. During the storage period appropriate
maintenance records will be kept.
b. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, current maintenance services and Equipment
Serviceable Criteria (ESC) evaluations should be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be
corrected, and all Modification Work Orders (MWO) should be applied.
c. Inside storage is preferred for items selected for administrative storage. If inside storage is not
available, trucks, vans and other containers may be used.
If your equipment needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can
tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance.
Put it on an SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it directly to: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-
automotive and Armament Command, ATTN: AMSTA-LC-R, 15 Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760-5052. A
reply will be furnished directly to you.
1.6 CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL RADIOLOGICAL
Do you have a problem or question about the equipment covered in this publication and need to talk to
someone? Chemical - Biological Equipment has a hotline you can contact. The phone numbers are toll free
from the USA and these lines are manned during our normal duty hours. If you call during our off duty
hours you can leave a voice mail message and we will get back to you. Your E-mail or facsimile (FAX)
message can be sent at any time and will be handled during the next business day.