Development of the C-17 Nose Radome Container, CNU-674/E
Final rept. May-Sep 2004
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 Radome in March of 2004. The new container is designed to replace the wood and fiberglass shell container presently used. The current containers lack of mechanical and environmental protection as well as handling issues prompted AFPTEFs design of a new container. The new container will protect the Radome both mechanically and environmentally and make it easier to maneuver during worldwide shipment and storage. The CNU-674E, designed to SAE ARP1967A, is an aluminum, long-life, controlled breathing, reusable shipping and storage container. The new container passed all qualification tests per ASTM D4169. The CNU-674E 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.
- Containers and Packaging
- Transport Aircraft
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment