Figure 9-24.HLU-196B/E bomb hoisting unit.
other handling equipment. The hoisting bands are steel
straps with either one or two points used to attach them
to the hoist equipment.
Look at figure 9-25. It shows a hoisting band
configured with a HLK-278/F32K-5 band latch
assembly and a HLK-279/F32-5 anchor fitting
assembly. The band latch assembly is used to clamp the
band around the weapon. The anchor fitting assembly
is used to secure the eyebolt of the latch to the band, or
to attach the eye of a hoisting cable to the sling.
Configuration of these two assemblies with the bands
Figure 9-25.Example of a hoisting band configuration.
makes it possible to accommodate many different sizes,
shapes, and weights of stores.
There are three different bands available-the short,
light-gauge hoisting band (HLK-275/F32K-5), the long,
light-gauge hoisting band (HLK-276/F32K-5), and the
heavy-gauge hoisting band (HLK-277/F32K-5). These
bands can be arranged for single- or double-point
hoisting. (See table 9-2.)
There are many different types of hoisting bands
available, but the hoisting bands described above are
predominately used throughout the aviation ordnance
field They are used with the HLU-288/E and HLU-
196B/E bomb hoists during aircraft loading operations.
Table 9-2.Load Limitations for Common Arrangements of Hoisting Bands