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