Figure 9-27.Aero 9B/C bomb skid adapter mounted on an Aero 12C bomb skid.
or remove the handle by using the handle release on the
aft end of each handle.
The wheels are braked by two brake shoes applied
to the wheels by the support legs. Apply the brakes by
lowering the skid so the supporting legs come in contact
with the deck or runway. The brakes are released when
the skid is raised high enough for the supporting legs to
clear the deck or runway.
The skid is equipped with adjustable chocks on the
bed of the frame. These chocks let you properly position
the load on the skid. Each side of the skid is equipped
with two hold-down brackets. One set of brackets
accommodates the long or short handles. The other set
of brackets is used for attaching tie-down straps.
The Aero 12C bomb skid is used to transport
weapons that have a diameter between 4 and 18 inches.
With the exception of Mk 81 bombs, weapons are
transported singly or in pairs. The skid has an SWL of
Aero 9B/C Bomb Skid Adapter
The Aero 9B/C bomb skid adapter (fig. 9-27)
consists of an aluminum boxlike frame with collapsible
walls. It is constructed with stiffeners at the sides and
bottom. The adapter is secured to the skid by two
spring-loaded latches. Hand holes are provided in the
sides of the adapter for manual handling.
The Aero 9B/C bomb skid adapter is used with the
Aero 12C bomb skid to handle and transport
miscellaneous ammunition items. The adapter has an
SWL of 1,000 pounds.
Aero 39B Bomb Skid Adapter
The Aero 39B bomb skid adapter (fig. 9-28) consists
of seven hexagonal aluminum tubes welded together. It
is flat on one side and contoured around the hexagonal
tubes on the other three sides. The assembly has three
handles mounted on it for lifting and a hinged door at
one end for loading.
The Aero 39B bomb skid adapter is used with the
Aero 12C bomb skid to transport and store
nitrogen-filled bottles used as a coolant on the LAU-7A
guided missile launcher. The adapter has an SWL of
seven nitrogen bottles.
Figure 9-28.Aero 39B bomb skid adapter mounted on an
Aero 12C bomb skid.