Figure 9-63.Aero 47A, Aero 47A-1, and MJ-7 weapon loader.
the midsection of the boom support. The manipulating
head is located at the upper end of the lift boom and is
capable of limited ram, lateral and longitudinal motions,
as well as tilting, rolling, and yawing motions. These
weapon loaders have a lifting fork attached to the
manipulating head by an adapter. The lifting fork can
be mounted in three positionsnormal forward,
inverted forward, and inverted rear. By inverting the
adapter plate, the maximum reach of the fork is extended
in each of these position.
The drive mechanism includes a conventional
automotive clutch, transmission, and rear-wheel drive.
These weapon loaders are equipped with four-wheel
hydraulic brakes, mechanical parking brakes, and
rear-wheel power steering. They also have spark- and
flame-arresting mufflers, nylon tie-down straps to hold
the load during handling, utility chains for lifting items
directly off the ground, and lights for night-loading
operations. The hydraulic system controls are located
within reach of the operators seat. The seat is located
at the extreme rear of each vehicle. The controls are also
located on the boom. Power to operate the lift and drive
mechanisms is supplied by a four-cylinder, air-cooled
The Aero 47A, 47A-1, and MJ-7 weapon loaders
have an SWL of 4,500 pounds each, They are used to
load externally carried weapons, stores, and fuel tanks
onto aircraft. These weapon loaders are used with a
variety of adapters and cradles.
REVIEW NUMBER 9
The A/S 32K-1A/1B
C SATS weapon loader is
used to load
List the two main functional components of the
Aero 47A, Aero 47A-1, and MJ-7 weapon
What is the SWL of the Aero 47A, Aero 47A-1,
and MJ- 7 weapon loaders?
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
safety precautions to follow when using
ordnance handling equipment.
You must observe the safety precautions and
instructions that pertain to the safe operation and use of
ammunition and explosives handling equipment, both
afloat and ashore. The task of ammunition and
explosives handling is hazardous. Accidents involving
ammunition and explosives handling kill and injure