suspension assemblies. The adapter is equipped with
four rack-attachment hooks adjusted to accept 14- or
30-inch suspension lugs. The adapter is equipped with
two tie-down straps to secure the load against the
The Aero 83A transport adapter is used with the
Aero 58A skid adapter on the MHU-191/M munitions
transporter for transporting empty improved multiple
ejector racks (IMERs) and improved triple ejector racks
(ITERs). One adapter can handle two IMERs or two
ITERs. The adapters can be stacked two high so four
racks can be transported. Stack the adapters by
inserting the support pins of the upper adapter into the
stacking sockets of the lower adapter. Then mount the
adapter on the skid by inserting the Aero 83A transport
adapter support pins into the front and rear sockets of
the Aero 58A. The Aero 83A has an SWL of 5,000
MXU-661/E SKID PLATFORM ADAPTER
adapter assembly (fig. 9-38) consists of an aluminum
platform weldment, two side brackets with straps and
buckles, and four stud assemblies. Two skid platform
adapter assemblies are fastened to the side frames of the
Aero 71A skid adapter. One MXU-661/E skid platform
adapter assembly is located at each end of the Aero 71A
skid adapter and attached by means of a platform stud
The MXU-661/E adapter is used on the Aero 71A.
It is mounted on the front and rear parts of the Aero 58A
skid adapter. This forms a flatbed on the MHU-191/M
transporting up to 32 sonobuoys in containers.
ADU-514A/E Small Missile Adapter
The ADU-514A/E small missile adapter (fig. 9-39)
is an aluminum weldment that consists of upper and
lower frames with support pads, two side blocks, and
buckle and strap. The adapter is used in pairs and
features a three-tier design. The missile support pads
are gel filled to provide contoured cradling of missiles
The ADU-514A/E small missile adapter is used on
a variety of weapon skids, transporters, and trailers for
transporting up to six each of the following missiles:
AIM-7 series, AIM-120 series, AMRAAM, AIM-9
series, and AGM-114B.
ADU-567/E Wing/Fin Guard Adapter
The ADU-567/E adapter (fig. 9-40) consists of a
tube extension, pivot tube, two guards, main tube
weldment, and retractable spring-locking plungers. The
tube extension can be retracted and locked into the
main tube weldment, and the two guards can be pivoted
and locked in a flat position to create a compact
shipping and stowage package.
The ADU-567/E adapter provides protection for
Sidewinder AIM-9 wings and fins when attached to the
transporting and handling.
Figure 9-38.MXU-661/E skid platform adapter assembly.
Figure 9-39.ADU-514A/E small missile adapter.