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PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATION FOR DETAILED DESIGN OF GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR AIRCRAFT CARGO LOADING TRAILER (PROTOTYPE)
GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The design and testing of an adjustable height cargo loading trailer designated Aircraft Cargo Loading Trailer was undertaken. This trailer will be utilized at air terminals to transport palletized cargo between cargo aircraft and to and from storage areas and to transfer such cargo at both locations. Items handled will consist mainly of loaded 463L and Aerial delivery pallets. In the aircraft loading and unloading operation, the trailer will be towed to the aircraft site and backed into alignment with the aft aircraft cargo opening with the large pallet platform elevated to aircraft floor level. A continuous pallet supporting surface will then be formed between the aircraft 463L pallet handling system and conveyors on the vehicle by means of a bridge which spans the distance between aircraft and trailer. Author
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