Accession Number:

ADA232730

Title:

Phase 2 Design Intermodal Ammunition Container (AMCON) Field Test

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ASI SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL ABERDEEN MD ABERDEEN GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Ammunition Container AMCON is fabricated from steel and is 8 ft wide x 6 ft high x 20 ft long. As the name implies, the AMCON is intermodally compatible not only with the container handling cranes at ports and the cells of container ships, but also with the Palletized Loading System PLS vehicle. Loaded containers can be stacked nine high in the cells of container ships and can be handled by overhead cranes in the same manner as the ANSI ISO commercial container. The Phase I AMCON has a tare weight of 6062 lb as compared with approximately 5900 to 6000 lb for a typical 8 ft x 8 12 ft 20 ft commercial container. It has an estimated load carrying capacity of approximately 26 tons. The AMCONN has been designed with an A frame and yoke identical to that of the PLS flatrack so that the AMCON is fully compatible with the Load Handling System LHS on the PLS.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE