transmission. The front axle is driven by a 28-volt dc,
reversible, variable speed motor and steered by the two
rear wheels, and is easy to maneuver in congested
areas. The ac and dc power cables are stored in a
115/200-volt, 3-phase, 400-hertz ac, and 28 volts of dc
to the aircraft.
All controls, both propulsion and
electrical power, are located on three panels located in
front and to the right of the operator's seat. The MEPP is
designed for air transport and is provided with tie-down
rings and forklift channels.
NC-8A Mobile Electric Power Plant (MEPP)
The NC-8A (fig. 9-16) is a four-wheel, electrically
propelled, front-wheel steering, rear-wheel drive,
four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, diesel-engine-powered
It provides 115/200-volt, 3-phase,
400-hertz ac and 28 volts of dc electrical power for
starting, servicing, and maintenance of rotary and
fixed-wing aircraft. The ac and dc power cables are
located and stored on spring-loaded reels in a
compartment in the rear of the vehicle. All propulsion
and electrical controls are located on two panels in the
driver's compartment. This MEPP is used primarily on
shore stations, but it can also be operated aboard ship.
NC-10C Mobile Electric Power Plant (MEPP)
The NC-10C (fig. 9-17) is a trailer-mounted,
self-contained power plant designed for shore-based
It supplies electrical power for servicing,
starting, and maintaining aircraft.
Figure 9-16.NC-8A mobile electric power plant.
Figure 9-17.NC-10C mobile electric power plant.