handles that you can quickly latch or unlatch. You can
reposition 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
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. 9-25)
consists of an aluminum box like 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. 9-26)
consists of seven hexagonal aluminum tubes welded
Figure 9-25.Aero 9B/C bomb skid adapter mounted on an Aero 12C bomb skid.
Figure 9-26.Aero 39B bomb skid adapter mounted on an
Aero 12C bomb skid.