frame that supports a drilled steel tubular beam. The
hydraulic system includes a fluid tank, hand lever,
cylinder, and pressure gauge. There are extendable
outriggers with height adjustment handles to provide
stability when the adapter is mounted on the appropriate
The ADU-400/E adapter is mounted on the Aero
21C weapon skid. It is used with a variety of adapters
to lift and position armament and maintenance devices
on the aircraft. This adapter has an SWL of 2,500
Aero 36A Bomb Truck Adapter
The Aero 36A bomb truck adapter (fig 9-49)
consists of tie-rods, tubes, transverse screw, nut,
brackets, protective sleeving, rollers and shafts, rocket
brackets, baseplate, pins, cradle supports, and cradles
for 14-inch, 22-inch, and 30-inch diameter stores. The
cradles are adjustable horizontally, either left or right
8 1/4 inches from the center position.
The Aero 36A bomb truck adapter is used on the
Aero 33D/E bomb truck or the Aero 21C weapon skid
with the Aero 65A skid adapter. This allows you to
center stores in the aircraft without moving the bomb
truck or weapon skid. The Aero 36A has an SWL of
REVIEW NUMBER 6
Q1. What is the purpose of adapters when used with
skids and weapons transporters ?
Q2. Describe how the brakes work on the Aero 12C
What is the SWL of the Aero 12C bomb skid?
List the adapters used with the 12C bomb skid.
What adapter should you use to store a soft-skin
weapon on an Aero 12C bomb skid?
What is the SWL of the Aero 21C bomb skid?
What is the SWL of the MHK-128/M32K-5(V)
List the adapters/adapter assemblies used with
the Aero 58A skid adapter
When mounted on the Aero 58A skid adapter, the
ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly can support
two weapons of what diameter?
What weapon skid loading lift adapter consists
of a hydraulically controlled steel lift frame?
What is the SWL of the Aero 36A bomb truck
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify trucks
used for ordnance handling to include
ammunition handling, forklift, pallet, and Aero
33D/E bomb trucks. Recognize the safe loads
The term truck applies to either a manually
propelled or self-propelled vehicle. Self-propelled
trucks are powered by gasoline engines, diesel engines,
or electric motors.
Figure 9-49.Aero 36A bomb truck adapter mounted to an Aero 21C weapon skid.