REVIEW NUMBER 5
List the components of the HLU-288/E bomb
What component of the HLU-288/E bomb hoist
is used to hoist or lower the load?
List the components of the HLU-196B/E bomb
What is the single-cable lift capacity of the
HLU-196B/E bomb hoist?
What is the purpose of hoisting bands?
List the types of available hoisting bands.
SKIDS, WEAPONS TRANSPORTERS,
AND ASSOCIATED ADAPTERS
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
purpose and use of skids, weapons
transporters, and associated adapters.
Recognize the safe loads for each.
A skid or weapon transporter is a mobile piece of
equipment with a welded frame-type construction
mounted on two or four rubber-tired wheels. It is used
with various adapters to support a load for movement
from one area to another.
Wheeled skids or weapons transporters are
generally equipped with a brake mechanism so the skid
wont move when unattended. Handles are attached to
all mobile skids and weapons transporters to provide a
means of moving and controlling the units. The units
are not self-propelled and require either manpower or
power equipment to move them. They are used for
handling various weapons and miscellaneous
ammunition items during the aircraft rearming process
aboard aircraft carriers and at shore stations.
You cant use skids and weapons transporters
without adapters. Adapters are an interface between the
skid or weapon transporter and the weapon or store to
be supported They provide a support surface and a
means of securing the weapon or store to the skid or
transporter. This prevents any inadvertent movement.
There are many different types of adapters available for
any one particular skid or weapon transporter, or an
adapter may be compatible with several different skids
or weapons transporters. Adapters are attached to the
skids or weapons transporters by quick-release pins or
other types of quick-change devices.
AERO 12C BOMB SKID
The Aero 12C bomb skid (fig. 9-26) is a
wheelbarrow skid. It consists of a cradle frame mounted
on two rubber-tired wheels and equipped with two
supporting legs. The skid has two tubular steel handles
that you can quickly latch or unlatch. You can reposition
Figure 9-26.Aero 12C bomb skid.