(2) Models. Erdlator models can be found in foreign systems and are
available in the US Army for issue. However, the US Army is phasing them out and
cannibalizing some for spare parts. Those models, in use for the time being, are:
(a) Water purification equipment set, 420-gph, skid mounted. It can
also be dropped by parachute.
(b) Water purification unit, trailer mounted, 600-gph. This unit is
mounted on a 2 1/2-ton, 2-wheel trailer, which can be either towed or air dropped.
(c) Water purification unit, van type body mounted, 1,500gph. This unit
is mounted on a standard 2 1/2-ton truck chassis (see figure 1-14). The van is heated,
giving it an all-weather capabiIity.
Figure 1-14. Water purification unit, van type body mounted, 1,500-gph.
(d) Water purification unit, van type body mounted, 3,000-gph. This
unit is the largest mobiIe water purification unit in the Army inventory. It is mounted on
a standard 2 1/2-ton long-wheelbase truck chassis (see figure 1-15).