TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
The containers are built to the standards of the International Standards Organization (ISO). The containers are designed
for use with standard cargo handling equipment used in commercial ports throughout the world.
Fittings are located at each corner for lifting, connecting and tie-down. Single containers may be locked together to form
40 foot (12.19 m) units. The containers may be stacked and secured up to six high in ship cells and up to four high on
ship decks. The containers may be secured to a trailer chassis for road transport.
The containers may easily be carried by flatbed railcar.
1-9. Tabulated Data.
U.S. Arm, Identification Plate. The identification plate is located on the right hand door of the container, below
the weight and dimensions decal. The plate contains the following information:
Nomenclature: Container, Cargo
Specification: MIL-C-52661 (ME)
National Stock Numbers: 8115-01-220-9527
Tare Weight: 5840 lbs. 2650 kg
Contract No.: DAAK01-85-C-B]97
Manufactured by: J.D. Bertolini Industries, Ltd.
Date: Month, Year of Manufacture
Technical Manual: TM 55-8115-203-24&P
Dimensions and Weights. Dimensions and weights are printed on the dimensions and weights decal attached to
the right hand door at point D in figure 1-2.
Height (door opening)
Width (door opening)
Dimensional Allowable Tolerances. The actual height, width and length of the container may not equal the
measurements listed above. The actual measurements are allowed to be slightly less than the listed
measurement. Dimensional tolerance for actual measurements are listed below.
+0 inch /- 3/16 inch