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Figure 9-6.—Mk 43 Mod 1 weapons carrier. with 14-inch suspension lugs, and it has an SWL of 2,500 pounds. MK 51 MOD 1 WEAPONS CARRIER The Mk 51 Mod 1 weapons carrier (fig. 9-8) is an aluminum channel that is plate-carrier fitted with two steel hooks. A fixed position hook with a spring-loaded pinned latch is located at the aft end of the carrier. The forward hook is adjustable to let you attach the carrier to weapons or stores with 14- or 30-inch suspension lugs. The forward hook is held in place by a quick-release pin. Eight lifting eyes allow you to handle weapons with different centers of gravity. Before you attach the carrier to the load, put the adjustable hook in the appropriate suspension placement hole, which is held in place by a quick-release Figure 9-7.—Mk 49 Mod 1 weapons carrier. Figure 9-8.—Mk 51 Mod 1 weapons carrier. pin. With the spring-loaded latch unpinned and depressed, the carrier hooks are engaged with the weapon lugs, Release the spring-loaded latch and pin the latch in place with a quick-release pin to secure the load An instruction plate, mounted on the carrier, makes it easer for you to match the correct lifting eye to the load. The Mk 51 Mod 1 weapons carrier is used for horizontal lifting. It has an SWL of 4,000 pounds. REVIEW NUMBER 2 Q1. What is the purpose of a carrier? Q2. The Mk 49 Mod 1 weapons carrier is constructed of _____________________________________ . Q3. The Mk 49 Mod 1 and Mk 51 Mod 1 weapons carriers are used to ______________________ . Q4. What is the SWL of the Mk 51 Mod 1 weapons carrier? STANDS LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the purpose and use of stands to include the A/E32M-4 maintenance and reconfiguration stand, the A/F 32K-1/1A bomb assembly stand, and the A/F32K-10 small bomb assembly platform stand. Stands are metal frameworks used to support a weapon that is being assembled or maintained. Stands may be immobile or equipped with pivoting casters. The stands discussed in the following paragraphs are of the immobile type. 9-5



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