Accession Number : ADD012623
Title : One-Step Loading Adapter.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Foss,Dale R ; Smith,John H
Report Date : 18 Nov 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : A one-step loading adapter is attached to a lifting truck. The adapter is able to transport and position a store such as a missile from a storage location to an aircraft wing for mounting thereto without transfer to another device. The adapter has a removable boom assembly for lifting and lowering the store as desired. An adjustable cradle having three degrees of freedom is able to position the store for mounting once the store is loaded thereon.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *ADAPTERS, *HOISTS, SUPPORTS, LIFT, TRUCKS, POSITION(LOCATION), STORAGE, AIRCRAFT, WINGS, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, GUIDED MISSILES, EXTERNAL STORES
Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE