AFPTEF - MC-130E Combat Talon I Containers

MC-130E Combat Talon I Terrain Following Radar Antenna Container

C130e shipping container 

C130e shipping container
The TFR Antenna Shipping and Storage Container (CNU-682/E) is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the antenna during worldwide transportation and storage. The container consists of a base and completely removable cover equipped with the special features listed below. The base is a one piece skid/double walled base extrusion with forklift openings, humidity indicator, pressure equalizing valve (1.5 psi pressure/ 1.5 psi vacuum) and desiccant port for easy replacement of desiccant (controls dehumidification). A silicone rubber gasket and quick release cam-over-center latches create a water/air-tight seal at the base-cover interface. Container external dimensions are 41.5 inches length, 28.8 inches width, and 28.7 inches height. Container empty weight is 183 pounds, and 220 pounds with the antenna in place. An aluminum cradle system is mounted on helical steel isolators, which in turn are mounted to the interior container sides. The isolators limit the transmission of shock to the antenna to 20 Gs.

The antenna is attached to the cradle system with eight bolts that are captive on the antenna. In addition to the antenna, there is alsoa section of the container that accommodates the waveguide. This compartment is located on the aft end of the container and is made of a built up polyethylene foam cushion and detachable lid. The waveguide compartment lid is held in place by three linch pins that pass through three posts that are welded into the container base.


MC-130E Combat Talon I Ground Mapping Radar Antenna Container

C130e shipping container 

C130e shipping container
The GMR Antenna Shipping and Storage Container is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the antenna during worldwide transportation and storage. The container consists of a base and a completely removable cover equipped with the special features listed below. The base is skid/double walled base extrusion with forklift openings, humidity indicator, pressure equalizing valve and desiccant port for easy replacement of desiccant (controls dehumidification). A silicone rubber gasket and quick release cam-over-center latches create a water/air-tight seal at the base-cover interface. With casters on the base and an adjustable cradle, the container doubles as a fully-functional maintenance stand for the antenna. Container external dimensions are 53.0 inches length, 46.0 inches width, and 56.5 inches height. Container weight is 455 lbs empty, and 520 lbs with the antenna in place. The aluminum cradle system is mounted on helical steel isolators, which in turn are mounted to the interior container floor. The isolators limit the transmission of shock to the antenna to 15 Gs.


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