field-type shower and a washroom is shown in figure 9-
Basically, all field structures are derived from the
16- by 32-foot wood-frame tent. However, if more tent
space is needed, a 40- by 100-foot model is available.
This tent is not difficult to assemble because it is put
together without a floor. It can be erected without a
strongback frame since it comes complete with ridge
pieces, poles, stakes, and line, and does not require
framing. But no matter how easy erection may seem,
always read and follow the instructions.
When the 16- by 32-foot wood-frame tent is
modified with a metal roof, extended rafters, and
screened-in areas, it is called a Southeast Asia (SEA)
hut. An example of the completed product is shown in
figure 9-21. The SEA hut was originally developed in
Vietnam for use in tropical areas by U.S. troops for
berthing; but, it can readily be adapted for any use in
any situation. It is also known as a strongback because
of the roof and sidewall materials.
The SEA hut is usually a standard prefabricated
unit, but the design can be easily changed to fit local
Figure 9-20.-Floor-framing plan.
Figure 9-21.Completed SEA huts.