Development of a Lightweight Tactical 50 to 70 Foot Expandable AB-864 ()/G Mast.
Final rept. 30 Mar 71-9 Apr 74 on Phase 1,
BROOKS AND PERKINS INC LIVONIA MICH
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The mast design was developed to meet requirements of Specification SCL4296D and is basically a revised and productionized version of the procurement model mast AB-864 G developed under Contract No. DA28-043-AMC-01416 E. The primary objections of this program were 1 to reduce the weight of the basic 50-foot mast, 2 to design a kit to extend the basic mast to 70 feet, 3 to provide a safer and more reliable system and 4 to reduce volume production costs. A description of the engineering development models manufactured under this contract can be found in Section I. A discussion of the primary objectives of this program and the methods used to meet those objectives is presented in Section II. Section II provides a general discussion of the tests and the results achieved while Section IV gives recommendations and states actions taken. The Appendix contains detailed Stress Analysis of the AB 864 G Mast.
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