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):

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE