Accession Number : ADD015242

Title :   Flexible Weapon Handling Support System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 Jun 90, patented 19 Nov 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul E

Report Date : 19 Nov 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A dolly system having a pair of flexible lashing straps which are tightened by a single turnbuckle. The upper clamps to which the lashing straps attach are reversible. one position having an arcuate surface with a contour matching a first weapon diameter, Dl, and the other position having an arcuate surface contour matching a second larger weapon diameter, D2. The strap connection point on this double contoured clamp piece permits the same lashing straps to be used for both weapon diameters. Further, each dolly has two reversible bottom clamping pads, each with an arcuate surface contour that selectively matches either the Dl or the D2 weapon diameter. Each bottom pad is held in place with a pivot pin and a position pin, each of which is of a quick release type. The primary advantage of such a dolly system is that storage of present size weapons is relatively unaffected by providing this future growth potential.

Descriptors :   *DOLLIES, *STRAPS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, CLAMPS, CONTOURS, DIAMETERS, MATCHING, REVERSIBLE, SURFACES, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE