NOTE: M50/PGU series ammunition is
normally packed in the M548 container, as
loose rounds (not prebelted). The Linkless
eliminated the requirement for prebelted
The rounds are packed in the container in layers.
There are cardboard partitions between each layer and
between the rounds on all sides of the container. Each
round has a tubular-shaped cardboard protector around
the projectile. Use these cardboard partitions and
tubular protectors when repackaging the ammunition in
LINKLESS AMMUNITION LOADING
SYSTEM (MHU SERIES)
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the com-
ponents of the linkless ammunition loading
transporter, drum loader and drum unload
assemblies, and the conveyor system. Identify
the operating procedures to follow when
loading/downloading the transporter and
aircraft gun system.
(LALS) (fig. 7-12) consists of a loader ammunition
transporter MHU-131/E32K, a drum loader assembly
MHU-133/E32K, a conveyor system MHU-130/E32K,
and a drum unload assembly MHU-132/E32K. The
components of the LALS allow 1,400 rounds of
electrically primed, M50/PGU-series ammunition to be
handled without the use of links while the ammunition
is still RADHAZ safe. The system is used to transport
ammunition, load and download aircraft, and load and
download the loader ammunition transporter.
A brief description of the components in the
Linkless Ammunition Loading System (LALS) is
contained in the following paragraphs.
Loader Ammunition Transporter MHU-131/E32K
Unfired rounds and/or empty cases are stored in the
loader ammunition transporter, also known as the
transporter (fig. 7-13). The transporter is primarily
intended to move rounds/cases through the exit and
entrance ends during operation. Except for size, the
transporter is similar to the aircraft drum assembly.
MHU-191/M transporter or stacked three high for
storage purposes. The transporter has an ammunition
drum mounted in a rigid-frame drum adapter assembly.
Figure 7-12.Linkless ammunition loading system (LALS).