The ADU-511A/E adapter is used in support of the
AIM-7, AIM-120, ARMAAM, AGM-88, and the
AGM-65 missiles for transporting and loading
ADU-400/E Weapon Skid Loading Lift Adapter
The ADU-400/E weapon skid loading lift adapter
(fig. 9-42) consists of a hydraulically controlled steel
lift frame that supports a drilled steel tubular beam. The
hydraulic system includes a fluid tank, hand lever,
cylinder, and pressure gauge. There are extendable
outriggers with height adjustment handles to provide
stability when the adapter is mounted on the
The ADU-400/E adapter is mounted on the
MHU-191/M munitions transporter. It is used with a
variety of adapters to lift and position armament and
maintenance devices on the aircraft. This adapter has an
SWL of 2,500 pounds.
REVIEW NUMBER 6
What is the purpose of adapters when used
with skids and weapons transporters?
Describe how the brakes work on the Aero
12C bomb skid.
What is the SWL of the Aero 12C bomb skid?
List the adapters used with the 12C bomb
What adapter should you use to store a
soft-skin weapon on an Aero 12C bomb skid?
What is the SWL of the MHU-191/M
List the adapters/adapter assemblies used
with the Aero 58A skid adapter.
When mounted on the Aero 58A skid adapter,
the ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly can
support two weapons of what diameter?
What weapon skid loading lift adapter
consists of a hydraulically controlled steel lift
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify trucks
ammunition handling, forklift, pallet, and Aero
33D/E bomb trucks. Recognize the safe loads
The term truck applies to either a manually
propelled or self-propelled vehicle. Gasoline engines,
diesel engines, or electric motors power self-propelled
Gasoline- or diesel-powered trucks are equipped
with exhaust system spark arresting devices. These
devices help ensure safe operation of the trucks in areas
where there is danger of fire or explosion caused by
sparks. These vehicles must meet rigid mechanical and
Figure 9-42.ADU-400/E weapon skid loading lift adapter mounted to an MHU-191/M munitions transporter.