ARMY AIR LOGISTICAL SUPPORT STUDY
NORTRONICS HAWTHORNE CA
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The results of an engineering study of the methods, procedures, and equipment pertinent to a system for handling military cargo during air shipment from U. S. Air Force delivery points to U. S. Army receiving and distribution areas are presented. The results compare the number of AC-1 Caribou and HC-1 Chinook aircraft, ground support equipment, and personnel required to accomplish a given logistic mission as a function of time for the following basic operational modes manual loading and unloading of small modules of cargo forklift loading of 2000- to 3000-pound palletized cargo units special purpose vehicle loading of 6000- to 7000-pound consolidated cargo loads moving over roller conveyors and special-purpose vehicle loading of 6000- to 7000-pound loads cons-dated on a mobile pallet moving over rails. The resultant data are subsequently posted, and procurement and annual operating costs are presented. A new cargo-handling system for aircraft is also discussed.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies