the boom support operates the lift boom. The
manipulating head is located at the upper end of the lift
boom, and is capable of limited lateral and longitudinal
motions, as well as tilting and yawing motions. The
head is equipped with lifting forks attached with quick-
release pins and mounted in three positionsnormal,
inverted forward, and inverted rear.
The drive mechanism includes a hydrostatic drive
system powered by a power-splitter gearbox, drive
shaft with universal joints, limited-slip differential,
axle/wheel disconnect hubs, and steerable drive wheels
with power-assisted steering.
The power to operate the lift and drive mechanisms
is supplied by a four-cylinder, air-cooled gasoline
engine. The weapon loader is equipped with four-wheel
hydraulic brakes, electric/hydraulic operated parking
brakes, and a spark- and flame-arresting muffler. It is
also equipped with nylon tie-down straps to hold the
load securely during handling, a utility chain to lift
items directly off the ground, and lights for night
Each A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C SATS weapon loader has
an SWL of 4,500 pounds. It is used to load externally
carried munitions, weapons, and stores onto an aircraft.
Each SATS weapon loader is used with a variety of
adapters and cradles.
REVIEW NUMBER 8 ANSWERS
The maximum recommended towing speed of
the MHU-126/M small munitions trailer
when towed alone is 15 mph and 5 mph when
towed in a train.
You should use the Aero 51C munitions trailer
with a towing vehicle to transport and hold a
variety of weapons in ready storage.
The SWL of the Aero 51C munitions trailer is
REVIEW NUMBER 9
The A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C SATS weapon loader
is used to load ________________.
What is the SWL of the A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C
SATS weapon loaders?
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR
safety precautions to follow when using
ordnance handling equipment.
You must observe the safety precautions and
instructions that pertain to the safe operation and use of
ammunition and explosives handling equipment, both
afloat and ashore. The task of ammunition and
explosives handling is hazardous. Accidents involving
ammunition and explosives handling kill and injure
personnel, destroy essential supplies, and damage
valuable equipment and property. These accidents don't
just happen. They are caused by carelessness or
unfamiliarity with the use and limitations of handling
equipment, as well as relaxation or failure to observe
safety precautions, orders, and regulations pertaining to
explosives. You can prevent accidents caused by misuse
of handling equipment if you take the time to
understand the use and limitations of the handling
Many technical manuals and instructions contain
information about safety, inspection, and tests for
ordnance handling equipment. For general information,
refer to the following publications:
Approved Handling Equipment for Weapons and
Explosives, NAVSEA OP 2173, Volume 1
(NAVAIR 19-100-1.1) and Volume 2 (NAVAIR
Ammunition Afloat, NAVSEA OP 4
Ammunition and Explosives Ashore, Safety
Regulations for Handling, Storing, Production,
Renovation, and Shipping, NAVSEA OP 5,
Use approved handling equipment to handle
explosive ordnance. Approved handling equipment is
described in NAVSEA OP 2173. Before you can be
Figure 9-53.A/S 32K-1A/1B/1C SATS weapon loader.