MHU-129/E GUIDED MISSILE
The MHU-129/E guided missile hoisting beam (fig.
9-17) is an aluminum I-beam with a lifting eye mounted
on the top of two removable lifting-shoe assemblies.
The shoe assemblies are secured to the lower flange of
the beam with quick-release pins designed to engage the
forward and aft launch lugs of the Phoenix guided
missile. The safety latches in the shoe assemblies secure
the beam to the missile.
The MHU-129/E guided missile hoisting beam is
used aboard ship (aircraft carriers) to handle a
previously assembled Phoenix guided missile.
MK 37 MOD 0 LIFT BEAM
The Mk 37 Mod 0 lift beam (fig. 9-18) is an
aluminum alloy beam with an adjustable lifting eye
secured to it by two quick-release pins. The suspension
lug adapters at each end of the lift beam are used to
engage the forward and aft suspension lugs on the
Harpoon air-launched missile. A quick-release pin in
the aft suspension lug adapter is used for securing the
beam to the missile.
The Mk 37 Mod 0 lift beam is used with an overhead
crane or hoist to lift the Harpoon air-launched missile
from the container to the missile assembly stand, or from
the missile assembly stand into the container.
REVIEW NUMBER 4
Q1. What is the shape of a beam?
Q2. What beam is used during ground support
handling of the Phoenix missile during aircraft
Q3. When you move a Harpoon missile from its
container to the missile assembly stand, you
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
purpose and use of ammunition handling
Slings are lifting devices used to handle weapons.
They are made up of various materials, reinforced nylon
and heavy cotton mesh, steel cables, welded rings, and
MK 85 MOD 0, MK 86 MOD 0, MK 87 MOD
0, AND MK 100 MOD 1 PALLET SLINGS
The Mk 85, Mk 86, Mk 87, and Mk 100 pallet slings
(fig. 9-19) are wire rope basket slings that are adjustable
for load height. These slings accommodate a full range
of load heights ( 13 to 70 inches) on 40-inch by 48-inch
pallets. A section of colored tubing on the cross bridle
Figure 9-17.MHU-129/E guided missile hoisting beam.