Accession Number : ADD004920

Title :   Freight Container Unloading System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schrader, William L ; Rose, Harold T

Report Date : 20 Sep 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Mechanism for removing containerized freight from a beached watercraft and transporting same to a waiting tractor-trailer located on firm terrain. The mechanism is designed to transport heavy freight containers across muddy or loose sandy terrain without allowing the containers to sink or otherwise become bogged down in the terrain. Principal application is in military battlefield operations wherein it might sometimes be required to deliver containerized freight from large ships dispersed offshore to overland transport vehicle without the aid or necessity of sophisticated cranes and dock facilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LOADING(HANDLING), *CARGO HANDLING, UNLOADING, SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Containers and Packaging
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE