Some loaders are capable of
operating over rough terrain while others are built for
smooth surfaces. The types of loaders used to handle
ammunition and explosives are equipped with flame-
and spark-arresting mufflers.
A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C SATS WEAPON
Each A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C SATS weaponloader(fig.
9-62) is a self-propelled vehicle with a low, heavy-duty
frame supported by six small, high capacity wheels.
Each vehicle has two main functional components. The
lifting mechanism has a lift boom, hydraulic system, and
manipulating head. The lift boom is operated by a
piston-type hydraulic cylinder mounted in the
midsection of the boom support. The manipulating head
is located at the upper end of the lift boom, and is capable
of limited lateral and longitudinal motions, as well as
tilting and yawing motions. The head is equipped with
lifting forks attached with quick-release pins and
mounted in three positions-normal, inverted forward,
and inverted rear.
The drive mechanism includes a hydrostatic drive
system powered by a power-splitter gearbox, drive shaft
with universal joints, limited-slip differential,
axle/wheel disconnect hubs, and steerable drive wheels
with power-assisted steering.
The power to operate the lift and drive mechanisms
is supplied by a four-cylinder, air-cooled gasoline
engine. The weapon loader is equipped with four-wheel
hydraulic brakes, electric/hydraulic operated parking
brakes, and a spark- and flame-arresting muffler. It is
also equipped with nylon tie-down straps to hold the
load securely during handling, a utility chain to lift items
Figure 9-62.A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C SATS weapon loader.
directly off the ground, and lights for night loading
Each A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C SATS weapon loader has
an SWL of 4,500 pounds. It is used to load externally
carried munitions, weapons, and stores onto an aircraft.
Each SATS weapon loader is used with a variety of
adapters and cradles.
AERO 47A, AERO 47A-1, AND MJ-7
The Aero 47A, 47A-1, and MJ-7 weapon loaders
(fig. 9-63) are self-propelled vehicles with low,
heavy-duty frames. Each weapon loaders frame is
supported by six small high-capacity wheels. Each
vehicle consists of two main functional components
the lifting mechanism and the drive mechanism.
The lifting mechanism has a lift boom, hydraulic
system, and a manipulating head. The lift boom is
operated by a piston-type hydraulic cylinder mounted in
REVIEW NUMBER 8 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q5.
By using a hand wheel, the tilting table and cradle of the Mk 7 bomb trailer can
be tilted 30 degrees forward or backward on the vertical plane.
The SWL of the Mk 7 bomb trailer is 2,250 pounds.
The maximum recommended towing speed of the MHU-126/M small munitions
trailer when towed alone is 15 mph and 5 mph when towed in a train.
You should use the Aero 51C munitions trailer with a towing vehicle to transport
and hold a variety of weapons in ready storage.
The SWL of the Aero 51C munitions trailer is 8,500 pounds.