40"x44" Metal Pallet with Metal Adapters with PA125 Metal Boxes, MIL-STD-1660 First Article Tests
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER MCALESTER OK VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center DAC, Validation Engineering Division SJMAC-DEV conducted First Article Tests in accordance with MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads on the 40 x 48 metal pallet with metal adapters with PA125 metal boxes manufactured by Choctaw Manufacturing and Development Corporation CDMC, from Hugo, Oklahoma. Six test units were tested. The test units were loaded and passed with a load of 2,560 lbs each for Test Units 1 and 2 and 2,565 lbs for Test Units 3 through 6. The tests accomplished on Test Units 1, 2 and 3 were the stacking, vibration, drop, incline-impact, sling compatibility, forklift handling, and disassembly tests. Test Units 4, 5 and 6 were stack tested only. Test Units 1, 2 and 3 sustained minor damage on the welds between the skids and the posts during testing. Test Units 1 and 2 had the middle post break through the deck. All damage was deemed minor in nature and not deemed a cause for failure. As a result of the performance of the 40 x 48 metal pallet with metal adapters with PA125 metal boxes manufactured by Choctaw Manufacturing and Development Corporation CDMC, from Hugo, Oklahoma is recommended for use by the United States Army.
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