ADU-483/E SKID ADAPTER ASSEMBLY.
The ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly (fig. 9-36)
consists of one steel upper-frame section with two
removable rubber rollers and a nylon tie-down strap
with a buckle. A quick-release pin is used to attach and
secure the two adapter assemblies together at the top.
This forms a complete load-bearing assembly that
supports two cylindrical weapons side by side. The
position of the outboard roller is fixed. The inboard
roller can be positioned in either of two positions to hold
weapons of different diameters.
The ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly is used in
pairs with the Aero 58A skid adapters. When mounted
on the top of two Aero 58A skid adapters (front and rear)
and secured with quick-release pins, the ADU-483/E
skid adapter assembly supports two weapons from 9 to
16 inches in diameter. Two pairs of the ADU-483/E skid
adapters have an SWL of 4,000 pounds. When the skid
adapter assemblies are installed, the Aero 58A skid
adapter is limited to weapons with a maximum diameter
of 16 inches.
ADU-496A/E SINGLE STORE ADAPTER.
The ADU-496A/E (fig. 9-37) consists of a steel body
and urethane pad bonded together to form a single
The adapter is used in sets of four to support a
single weapon, and 10-inch diameter and larger
weapons/stores during handling and transport on the
MHU-191/M munitions transporter. The adapter
attaches to the AERO-58A, ADU-483/E, and
ADU-397/E Skid and cradle adapters.
The ADU-496A/E is used to support the AGM-88
HARM missile and 10-inch diameter and larger stores.
AERO 91A BRACKET ADAPTER The Aero
91A bracket adapter (fig. 9-38) consists of an arm
weldment, two sleeve weldments, connecting pins,
hooks, T bolts, and clamp weldments. You can adjust
the bracket to hold loads varying between 28 and 40
inches in width.
The Aero 91A bracket adapter is attached to the
Aero 58A skid adapters to convert the Aero 21C weapon
skid into a flatbed vehicle capable of handling weapon
pallets, cradles, and containers. Two bracket adapters
are required for each skid. A set of two Aero 91A
bracket adapters has an SWL of 4,000 pounds.
Figure 9-36.ADU-483/E skid adapter assembly.