Development of the C-17 Nose Landing Gear Container, CNU-691/E
Final technical rept. Aug 2005-Apr 2007
AIR FORCE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FACILITY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The Air Force Packaging Technology Engineering Facility AFPTEF was tasked with the design of a new shipping and storage container for the C-17 Nose Landing Gear NLG in March of 2004. The new container will replace the wood crates presently used. The current containers lack of mechanical and environmental protection prompted AFPTEFs design of a new container. The container developed, CNU-691E, will protect the NLG mechanically and environmentally. The CNU-691E, designed to ARF1967A, is an aluminum, long-life, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container passed all qualification tests per ASTM D4169. The CNU-691E container will not only meet the users requirements but will also provide an economic saving for the Air Force. The savings will be thousands of dollars over the twenty-year life span of the container.
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