Accession Number : ADD008115

Title :   Missile Hoisting Sling.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hinds,Farley T

Report Date : 20 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A hoisting sling for handling a missile by its mounting lugs. The aft lugs include a matched pair of inwardly facing spaced apart angled members fixedly attached to the body of the missile. The forward lug includes an upwardly extending headed pin element. The sling consists of a heavy flat textile tape with a forward slotted grip on one end for engaging the forward headed lug and an angled grip on the other end for sliding engagement with the rearward spaced lugs on the missile so that the missile can be lifted and transported by engagement with a standard fork lift truck.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Slings, Hoists, Guided missiles, Mounts, Lugs, Tapes, Textiles

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE