secured to it by two quick-release pins. The suspension
lug adapters at each end of the lift beam are used to
engage the forward and aft suspension lugs on the
Harpoon air-launched missile. A quick-release pin in
the aft suspension lug adapter is used for securing the
beam to the missile.
The Mk 37 Mod 0 lift beam is used with an
overhead crane or hoist to lift the Harpoon air-launched
missile from the container to the missile assembly
stand, or from the missile assembly stand into the
REVIEW NUMBER 4
What is the shape of a beam?
What beam is used during ground support
handling of the Phoenix missile during
aircraft loading/downloading operations?
When you move a Harpoon missile from its
container to the missile assembly stand, you
would use ________________________.
purpose and use of ammunition handling
Slings are lifting devices used to handle weapons.
They are made up of various materials, reinforced
nylon and heavy cotton mesh, steel cables, welded
rings, and safety devices.
MK 85 MOD 0, MK 86 MOD 0,
MK 87 MOD 0, AND MK 100 MOD 1
The Mk 85, Mk 86, Mk 87, and Mk 100 pallet
slings (fig. 9-19) are wire rope basket slings that are
adjustable for load height. These slings accommodate a
full range of load heights (13 to 70 inches) on 40-inch
by 48-inch pallets. A section of colored tubing on the
cross bridle indicates the sling type. Table 9-1 lists
physical data for the separate types of slings.
Figure 9-19.Mk 85, Mk 86, Mk 87, and Mk 100 pallet slings.