transport. Some weapon trailers have hydraulic systems
to load weapons on aircraft, or for similar uses.
Weapon trailers are used to transport weapons,
such as bombs, mines, missiles, and torpedoes of
various sizes. In general, the trailers are capable of
operating over moderately soft or moderately rough
terrain. The short airfield tactical site (SATS) trailers
operate over very rough terrain. Vehicles such as the
cargo truck (pickup) tow these trailers.
MHU-126/M SMALL MUNITIONS TRAILER
The MHU-126/M small munitions trailer (fig.
9-50) has a low-slung, channel steel frame and four
wheels with pneumatic rubber tires. Lengths of drilled
steel bars welded to crossmembers of the frame provide
mounting holes for the various adapters. The front axle
is steerable and equipped with a draw bar that has a
towing eye on its end to couple the trailer to a towing
vehicle. A pintle hook on the rear of the frame permits
coupling with another trailer. The wheels are equipped
with hydraulic service brakes. Mechanical parking
brakes are provided on two of the four wheels.
When it is equipped with adapters, you can use the
MHU-126/M small munitions trailer to transport and
load various weapons, stores, and equipment. The
recommended maximum towing speed is 15 miles per
hour for a single trailer and 5 miles per hour for
MHU-126/M has an SWL of 5,000 pounds.
A/M 32K-4A SATS ROUGH TERRAIN
The A/M 32K-4A SATS rough terrain trailer (fig.
9-51) is a transport vehicle that consists of a chassis and
a lightweight, flatbed, aluminum body. The chassis has
two axles and four single wheels that are equipped with
pneumatic tires. A torque box provides strength and
rigidity to the body. You can remove two sections of the
nonskid flatbed to use a forklift truck to load and unload
the trailer. The trailer is equipped with a tow bar,
multiple leaf springs, service brakes, and parking
brakes. The trailer has 12 cradle tie-down fittings to
hold the weapon cradles securely on the bed.
The A/M 32K-4A SATS rough terrain trailer is
used to transport air-launched weapons from an
ammunition dump to a SATS airstrip. You can operate
it over very rough terrain. It is normally used at
advanced bases. The trailer holds weapons in cradles
that are two tiers in height when equipped with
increased load-density weapon cradles. The cradles are
positive-locking clips. The SATS trailer can also be
equipped with stake sides and used as a utility vehicle
32K-4A has an SWL of 8,000 pounds.
REVIEW NUMBER 7 ANSWERS
When using the forklift truck in rough terrain,
pneumatic tires should be used.
Figure 9-51.A/M 32K-4A SATS rough terrain trailer.