squares. The deck is welded to supports and runners.
Steel edge strips protect the wire endings. The pallet
measures 45.5 inches in length and 35 inches in width.
It has an SWL of 4,000 pounds.
The Mk 12 Mod 1 pallet is a four-way pallet used
to palletize weapon components and containers for
storage, handling, and shipping. This pallet is used to
transport and stack loads, by using a forklift or pallet
truck, and to hoist loads by using pallet slings. The
Mk 12 Mod 1 pallet is used for fleet issue unit loads.
AMMUNITION PALLET CRATE
The ammunition pallet crate (fig. 9-5) comes in
three sizes. It consists of a steel four-way pallet on
which steel wire sides and ends are attached to form an
One end of the pallet crate is
removable. A hinge is located in the center so the top
half folds down over the lower half for loading and
unloading operations. Twelve locks secure the sides and
ends, and four lifting eyes allow it to be used with hooks
on appropriate slings. The deck supports are designed
The ammunition pallet crate is used at naval shore
activities to handle loose ammunition and inert items
during on-station handling and transportation. This
pallet is particularly useful in combatant ship loadouts
or offloads at dockside or anchorage where palletization
is either impractical or inefficient. Projectiles,
Figure 9-5.Ammunition pallet crate.
cartridges, and powder tanks up to 6 inches in diameter,
boxed ammunition, and various inert loads are typical
of the items handled with this pallet crate.
REVIEW NUMBER 1
For a complete listing and description of
approved handling equipment, you should look
What is the general purpose of the standard,
four-way, wood pallet?
What is the safe working load (SWL) of the
Mk 3 Mod 0 and Mk 12 Mod 2 pallets?
What is the purpose of ammunition pallet
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
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