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LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify weapons
carriers and recognize their purpose and use.
Carriers are a quick and safe means of attaching a
crane cable or other hoisting device to ammunition for
movement from one area to another. Some carriers are
designed for horizontal lifting and some for vertical
lifting. Others are used for both horizontal and vertical
lifting. Vertical carriers are used for surface-employed
ammunition; therefore, only horizontal carriers are
discussed in the following paragraphs.
MK 43 MOD 1 WEAPONS CARRIER
The Mk 43 Mod 1 weapons carrier (fig. 9-6) is
made of a 5/8-inch steel plate with two safety hooks
attached by shackles. The carrier has two sets of holes
for attaching the safety hooks, one set spaced at 16 7/8
inches and the other at 14 inches. It is used in
conjunction with two Mk 49 Mod 1 weapons carriers to
lift Mk 82 bombs (500 pounds) in tandem off different
skids and trailers.
MK 49 MOD 1 WEAPONS CARRIER
The Mk 49 Mod 1 weapons carrier (fig. 9-7) is
constructed of two steel plates welded together. It has
four hoisting points and two attaching studs. A fixed
stud at the B end of the strongback is engaged in one of
the weapon suspension lugs. Then, the pivoting stud at
the A end is engaged in the remaining lug and locked in
place with a quick-release pin. The Mk 49 Mod 1
weapons carrier is used for horizontal lifting of
weapons with 14-inch suspension lugs and it has an
SWL of 2,500 pounds.
MK 51 MOD 1 WEAPONS CARRIER
The Mk 51 Mod 1 weapons carrier (fig. 9-8) is an
aluminum channel that is plate-carrier fitted with two
steel hooks. A fixed position hook with a spring-loaded
pinned latch is located at the aft end of the carrier. The
forward hook is adjustable to let you attach the carrier
Figure 9-6.Mk 43 Mod 1 weapons carrier.
Figure 9-7.Mk 49 Mod 1 weapons carrier.
Figure 9-8.Mk 51 Mod 1 weapons carrier.