Accession Number : ADA167623
Title : Improved Procedure for Loading the M198 Towed Howitzer Aboard a C130 Cargo Plane.
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 80-Dec 84,
Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ FIRE SUPPORT ARMAMENT CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Ebner,Albert G
Report Date : Apr 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 79
Abstract : The original procedure for on and off loading the M198 howitzer aboard a C130 cargo plane was determined to be time consuming and logistically unacceptable. This report details the reconfiguration of the howitzer from wide to narrow tires and the development of an improved jacking system and front bumper pintle assembly to improve air transportability. Keywords: Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System (LAPES) rails.
Descriptors : *AIR TRANSPORTABLE EQUIPMENT , LOADING(HANDLING) , RAILS , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , TIRES , AIR TRANSPORTATION , HOWITZERS , CARGO PARACHUTES , TOWED AIRCRAFT
Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE