The trailer holds weapons in cradles that are two tiers in
height when equipped with increased load-density
weapon cradles. The cradles are secured to the trailer
bed by quick-release, positive-locking clips. The SATS
trailer can also be equipped with stake sides and used as
a utility vehicle for transporting weapon components.
The A/M 32K-4A has an SWL of 8,000 pounds.
AERO 51C MUNITIONS TRAILER
The Aero 51C munitions trailer (fig. 9-61) is a
transport vehicle that has an automotive chassis and a
flat-deck body. The chassis has two axles and four
single wheels equipped with pneumatic tires. The
center section of the nonskid flat deck is hinged. It can
be opened to provide a hatchway across the full width
of the vehicle. It also has hinged deck panels that have
double rails with holes at intervals to provide a mounting
base for cradles and adapters.
The trailer has hydraulic surge brakes and
mechanical parking brakes, a tow bar, and cable harness.
The cable harness electrically connects the trailer to the
towing vehicle for operation of the trailer lights.
Accessory items (chocks, tie-down straps,
interconnecting electrical harness, etc.) are stored in
toolboxes mounted underneath the forward and aft
The Aero 51C munitions trailer is used with a
towing vehicle to transport and hold a variety of
weapons in ready storage. The weapons are supported
on the trailer by adapters or cradles. This trailer is used
to transport stores and cargo. The Aero 51C munitions
trailer is not used aboard ship. The Aero 51C has an
SWL of 8,500 pounds.
REVIEW NUMBER 8
By using a hand wheel, the tilting table and
cradle of the Mk 7 bomb trailer can be tilted _____
forward or backward on the vertical plane.
What is the SWL of the Mk 7 bomb trailer?
What is the maximum recommended towing
speed of the MHU-126/M small munitions
trailer when towed alone and in a train?
At what location should you use the Aero 51C
What is the SWL of the Aero 51C munitions
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
purpose and use of the SATS weapon loader,
the Aero 47A, 47A-1, and MJ-7 weapon
Loaders are generally used to handle a variety of
loads, such as weapons, ammunition, JATO bottles,
rockets, pylons, or fuel tanks, during naval aircraft
Figure 9-61.Aero 51C munitions trailer.