|Tent, Arctic, 10-Man
Description: 10-Man Tent, Height 8'6", 3' sidewalls, Hexagon shaped, 17' 6" diameter. Cloth material for cold, wet, climates.
a. Use. The tent, arctic, 10-man, FMWWR, OD, complete with pins and pole, is used to provide shelter for 10 men with equipment under arctic conditions. It also may be used as a command post tent or as a small storage tent.
b. Description. The tent is a six-sided pyramidal tent supported by a telescopic center pole.
(1) Tabulated data.
Height: peak height, 8 feet 6 inches; eave height, 3 ft
Length: each side of tent is 8 feet 9 inches long.
Width: the hexagonal floor of the tent is 17 feet
6 inches in diameter.
Weight: tent and liner, 68 pounds; pins and pole,
Cube: tent and tent liner, 7.1 cubic feet; pins and
pole, 0.2 cubic feet.
Floor space: 198.9 square feet.
(2) Material. The tent is made of 8.5-ounce olive-drab wind-
resistant sateen cotton cloth.
(3) Doors. The tent has two doors 5 feet high on opposite
sides, permitting tents to be joined together with
suitable access from one to the other. Door flaps may
be securely closed either by slide fasteners or by
loops over wood toggles. The doors are operated from
both inside and outside.
(4) Ventilation. The tent is ventilated by four built-in
ventilators on opposite sides and near the peak of the
tent. The ventilators have inside ducts, which may be
closed by tie cords. The ventilator hoods are of the
fixed type, each hood being constructed with a
stiffener inserted in the hem to keep it extended out
from the ventilator opening.
(5) Heating. The tent is heated by an M-1050 Yukon stove. A
stovepipe opening with a silicone rubber-molded ring
is built in one side of the tent near the eave.
(6) Snow clothe. 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
(7) Screen doors. Screen doors are attached to the tent for
protection against insects.
(8) Sock lines. Four sock lines are provided for drying
clothing and equipment.
(9) Liner. A fire-resistant liner, made of 5.2 ounce
permeable cotton sheeting is provided to insulate the
tent to prevent frost from falling on the occupants.
The liner is held in place by metal toggles.
(10) 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 telescoped to
its shortest length and placed in the pocket at one
side of the cover.
c. Ground Plan. before pitching the tent, study the ground plan carefully.
d. Pitching. The tent can be pitched by six men in approximately 27 minutes.