Table 9-1.Physical Data for Pallet Slings
indicates the sling type. Table 9-1 lists physical data for
the separate types of slings.
MK 105 MOD 0 HOISTING SLING
The Mk 105 Mod 0 hoisting sling (fig. 9-20) is a
braided nylon rope that consists of a pendent and a leg
assembly. Each end of the pendent has a spliced eye,
one for the helicopter hook and one for the legs. Legs
are rated at 3,000 pounds; with two or more legs, the
assembly is rated at 6,000-pound capacity. Longer legs
(122 inches) also are available for long or stacked
containers. The shorter legs are orange in color; the
longer legs are green.
MK 109 MOD 0 CONTAINER
The Mk 109 Mod 0 container lifting sling (fig. 9-21)
consists of an adjustable wire rope and chain assembly
fitted with a lifting eye and spreader bars. The spreader
bars are modified turnbuckles that permit adjustment of
sling-leg width within the range of 25 inches to 41
inches. Height adjustment of the bars is provided by the
swage stops. The Mk 109 is designed to fit most of the
containers and cradles currently in the system.
Figure 9-20.Mk 105 Mod 0 hoisting sling.
H416 BOMB AND CONTAINER
The H416 bomb and container sling (fig. 9-22)
consists of four wire-rope legs shackled in pairs to each
end of a lifting ring spreader bar weldment. Safety
hooks are located at each end.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
purpose and use of bomb hoist and identify the
loads for each.
A hoist is a mechanism that provides a mechanical
advantage when raising or lowering heavy loads, such
as bombs, mines, and torpedoes.
REVIEW NUMBER 4 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q3.
A1. A beam is a rigid metal item that has an I, H, T or circular cross section.
A2. The ADU-399/E guided missile hoisting beam is used during ground support
handling of the Phoenix missile.
A3. When you move a Harpoon missile from its container to the missile assembly
stand, you would use the Mk 7 Mod 0 lift beam.