weapons and weapon components within the weapon
logistics cycle. LSE includes weapons packaging
equipment ship loading or underway replenishment equip-
ment, installed shipboard or shore-based equipment,
and industrial materials handling equipment.
Weapons Packaging Equipment consists of
missile containers, pallets, boxes, and fleet-issue unit
loads that contain ordnance and ancillary equipment,
Ship Loading and Underway Replenishment
Equipment consists of connected replenishment slings,
vertical replenishment pole pendants, spreader bars,
beams, missile transfer dollies, etc.
Installed Shipboard or Shore-Based Equipment
includes dunnaging, C-grabs, birail or monorail hoist,
tie-downs, davits, bomb elevators, conveyors, and other
fixed or moveable handling equipment.
Industrial Material Handling Equipment
includes forklifts, warehouse tractors, pallet trucks,
platform trucks, etc.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
purpose and use of pallets to include safe loads.
A pallet is a wood or metal platform used to stack
material for movement from one area to another. You
use pallets to store and handle bombs, cartridge tanks,
projectiles, rocket containers, rocket heads, rocket
motors, and unit loads. When live ammunition and
explosives are involved, use metal pallets. Metal pallets
are more durable than wood pallets, are not subject to
warping, and do not present a fire hazard,
STANDARD FOUR-WAY WOOD PALLET
The standard four-way pallet (fig. 9-2) is a nine-post
wood pallet that provides four-way entry for forklift and
pallet trucks. The wings (overhang) at each end allow
Figure 9-2.Standard four-way pallet.
Figure 9-3.Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet.
The slots in the two top-deck
members are used to install steel strapping, which
provides load restraint. The pallet measures 48 inches
in length and 40 inches in width. It has a safe working
load (SWL) of 4,000 pounds. It is a general-purpose
pallet used primarily for shipment of domestic unit loads
MK 3 MOD 0 PALLET
The Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet (fig. 9-3) is a steel wire
weldment. The deck is made of steel wire, formed into
a grid pattern of 2-inch squares, and is welded to the
deck supports. Nine steel deck supports are welded to
the bearing plates and to the deck. The complete pallet
is galvanized. The pallet measures 48 inches in length
and 40 inches in width. It has an SWL of 4,000 pounds.
The Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet is a general-purpose,
four-way pallet used to handle unit loads aboard ship
and at shore stations. A forklift or pallet truck is used to
transport and stack loads. It is also used to hoist loads
by using pallet slings. The Mk 3 Mod 0 pallet is used
for fleet issue unit loads.
MK 12 MOD 1 PALLET
The Mk 12 Mod 1 pallet (fig. 9-4) is a steel wire and
formed sheet steel weldment. It consists of a deck,
supports, and runners. The deck is made of steel wire
bent and assembled into a grid pattern of 2.5-inch
Figure 9-4.Mk 12 Mod 1 material handling pallet.