load various weapons onto a variety of aircraft. The
hoist can use a short or long cable for loading onto
wings, fuselage, and bomb bay stations. The
HLU-288/E replaces the Aero 14C bomb hoist, which
HLU-196B/E BOMB HOISTING UNIT
The HLU-196B/E bomb-hoisting unit (fig. 9-23) is
a lightweight, portable, gasoline, engine-driven unit. It
consists of a gasoline engine, speed-reducing gearbox
and brake, and a cable assembly and storage drum that
incorporates a clutch and a boom. All components and
controls are mounted on a two-wheeled frame
assembly. The entire unit weighs 75 pounds. It has a
direct, single-cable lift capacity of 2,000 pounds. A
double-cable lift capacity of 4,000 pounds is obtainable
by using various trolleys and rack adapters that are
available. You can extend the cable by disengaging the
clutch and manually pulling it until the necessary
length is withdrawn. To reel the cable in, you must start
the engine, engage the clutch, and carefully throttle the
engine to control the reel-in speed of the cable.
Figure 9-22.HLU-288/E bomb hoist.
Figure 9-23.HLU-196B/E bomb hoisting unit.