Accession Number : ADD015681

Title :   Lift Link for Helicopter External Lift of Dual HMMWV'S.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Jan 91, patented 8 Dec 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Underbakke, Larry ; Kusano, Harold

Report Date : 08 Dec 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A lift link for external lift of dual High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle's (HMMWV's) includes first and second ends, the inner portion of each end pivotally attached to inner and outer sliders, respectively, said sliders communicating to provide axial movement for said lift link. In operation, a pair of lift links are attached to abutted rear ends of two HMMWV's. The links allow at least 4 degrees of movement for easy hook-up while maintaining the rigid platform necessary to transport the attached vehicles by helicopter lift.

Descriptors :   *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, *MILITARY VEHICLES, *PATENTS, EXTERNAL, HELICOPTERS, HOOKS, LIFT, MOBILITY, OPERATION, PLATFORMS, TRANSPORT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE