ARMY TM 5-5420-212-23
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-23/2
A headless pin is always used In the post pin hole.
End Taper Panel (ETP)
The end taper panel is a support brace between the junction panel and the bankseat beam. It provides most of
the bearing surface needed for support of the bridge.
No more than 7 1/2 ft (2.3 m) of the end taper panel can rest on the ground and provide bearing for the bridge. If
this limit is exceeded there will be damage to the bridge. The end taper panel is carried by six personnel.
The parts of the end taper panel listed below are similar to those of the top panel and perform the same
Pin Jaws (Gap End)
Resilient Mount and Guide Slot
Carrying Bar Brackets
Sway Brace Brackets
The parts special to the end taper panel, together with their functions, are described below.
(1) PIN JAWS (Bank End). Connects to pin jaws of bankseat beam. Provides pin seating for guide pin in bankseat
(2) PIN STOPS. Used to position panel pin under top panel before junction panel is put on.
(3) ANCHORAGE PIN HOLES. Used for placement of anchorage pin, and for panel pin used for attaching footwalk