Evaluation of 1-1/4- versus 2-inch Metal Banding of 500-pound MK82 Bombs on the M127, M871, and M872 Semitrailers Transportability Tests
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS, Validation Engineering Division SMCAC-DEV, was tasked by USADACS, Transportation Engineering Division SMCAC-DET, to evaluate the substitution of 1-14-inch metal banding in lieu of 2-inch metal banding in the road transportation of 500-pound MK82 bombs on M127, M871, and M872 semitrailers. The substitution is due to the nonavailability of 2-inch metal banding and the 2- inch metal banding being difficult to work with in the preparation of ammunition loads. Currently, two 2-inch metal bands are used to secure a load unit of two pallets of 500-pound MK82 bombs to a flatbed semitrailer for road transportation. These tests are to investigate the use of three 1-14-inch metal bands to secure 500-pound MK82 bombs to the M127, M871, and M872 semitrailers during road transportation. These tests document the load securing ability of three 1- 14-inch metal bands versus two 2-inch metal bands.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Aerial Bombs