Accession Number : AD0910265

Title :   Engineer Design Test of Rough Terrain Tactical Air Cargo Loader.

Descriptive Note : Letter rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : YUMA PROVING GROUND AZ

Personal Author(s) : Moravec, P. J.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An engineer design test of the Rough Terrain Tactical Air Cargo Loader was conducted at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, to determine the operating characteristics of the air cargo loader when subjected to sand and dust conditions. The Tactical Air Cargo Loader (TACL) will be assigned to designated USAF Aerial Port Units for the primary purpose of supporting contingency air terminal operations. The loader will be used for the purpose of aircraft on/off loading operations and transporting of cargo over adverse terrain to and from the aircraft. Sand and dust testing consisted of 100 miles of opertion with the 25,000-pound payload. After each 4 miles of operation, the hydraulic system was cycled twice in the lift, lowering, pitch and roll modes. In addition to the sand and dust test, the cargo loader was subjected to 330 miles of secondary road operation with a 25,000-pound payload, and 154 miles on secondary road without payload. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CARGO VEHICLES), (*GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, (*TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT), TERRAIN, TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, LANDING FIELDS, SAND, DUST, ROAD TESTS, PAYLOAD, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE