Accession Number : ADA303344

Title :   ISO-Compatible Palletized Flatrack (IPF) Transportability Testing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : McIntosh, A. C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA303344

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to test the ISO-Compatible Palletized Flatrack (IPF) on the Palletized Loading System (PLS5) with ammunition loads for compliance with Transportability Testing Procedures, TP-94-Oi, July 1994. Testing included the IPF loaded onto the following: Container-on-flatcar (COFC), Trailer-on-flatcar (TOFC), PLS truck cabled on a standard flatcar, PLS trailer cabled on a standard flatcar, PLS truck and PLS trailer over road hazard course, including road trip, washboard, and Shipboard Transportation Simulator (STS) with four different ammunition loads. Additional rail impact tests included 3- and 5-high IPF retrograde transportation on COFC and on a container chassis on a TOFC. The results of the tests are contained in this report.

Descriptors :   *LOADING(HANDLING), *LOADERS, *AMMUNITION, *PALLETS, *WEAPONS CARRIERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATORS, TRANSPORTATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, IMPACT TESTS, RAILS, TEST METHODS, COMPATIBILITY, TRANSPORTABLE, SHIPBOARD, CONTAINERS, TRAILERS, ARMY, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), CHASSIS, AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE