Accession Number:

ADA393439

Title:

S-280 Shelter Tie-Down Kit TP-94-01, Transportability Testing Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER MCALESTER OK VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center DAC, Validation Engineering Division SMAAC-DEV, was tasked to conduct testing on the S-280 Shelter Tie-down Kit by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command TACOM. Peck and Hale Corporation of West Sayville, New York, manufactured the tie-down kit. The S-280 Shelter Tie-down Kit was tested in accordance with TP-94-01, Transportability Testing Procedures. During testing the tiedown chain on the passenger side front disengaged from the bracket assembly. This occurred on 2 separate occasions during testing. The vibration of the shelter rings against the tie-down anchors caused the chain anchors to disengage. During testing the remaining three tie-clowns remained in place and overall shelter movement was 0.5 inches. However, the possibility does exist that the other tie-downs could disengage during transport. Also, due to the close proximity of the shelter rings and the tie-down chain anchors it was difficult, or impossible, for the operator to install and remove the tie-down chains while wearing gloves. Based upon the aforementioned deficiencies, we do not recommend the Peck and Hale S-280 Shelter Tie-down Kit for shelter transport.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE