AFPTEF - MC-130H Combat Talon II Containers

 
MC-130H Combat Talon II Ku-Band Antenna Container

C130H shipping container
C130H shipping container
The Ku-Band Antenna Shipping and Storage Container (CNU-459/E) is a sealed, reusable, aluminum container engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the Ku-Band 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 double walled base extrusion welded to a skid made up of I-beam with forklift openings, humidity indicator, pressure equalizing valve and desiccant port for easy replacement of desiccant (controls dehumidification). A silicone rubber gasket and cam-over-center latches create a watertight seal at the base/lid interface. Stacking pads on the lid provide for stacking of like containers up to 16 feet high. The Ku-band Antenna is hard mounted to an aluminum yoke that is in turn attached to the container base with four clamps. The yoke limits the transmission of shock and vibration to the item to 25 G's. Casters is the base may be lowered to allow the container to be towed or pushed with minimal effort.

MC-130H Combat Talon II Nose Radome Container

C130H shipping container 
C130H shipping container
The Logistics Program Office at Robins AF Base contacted AFPTEF with a problem they were having with the current wood container for the Combat Talon II Nose Radome. AFPTEF had designed an aluminum cradle/pallet system for the radome in 1995 when the system was first fielded. We also design an exterior aluminum container to house the radome in its cradle system during transportation and storage. However, due to cost factors at the time the program office, then at Wright-Patterson, decided to have us design a less expensive wood version of the external container. Unlike most wood boxes, this one lasted in the field, with minimal repairs, for almost 10 years. Finally it was time to replace the wood boxes. They were becoming damaged beyond repair and were no longer cost effective and did not provide protection for the radomes. So rather than spend money having new short life wood boxes fabricated, the program office decided to go with the aluminum long life design. AFPTEF re-designed the original aluminum design to work with the fielded cradle systems, fabricated the prototype, and
performed qualification and fit and function testing. After successful completion of the testing, a contract was awarded for the fabrication of 28 aluminum containers. AFPTEF also developed a TO for field crews to perform the cradle exchange process from the current wood crates to the new aluminum container once they were delivered.

MC-130H Combat Talon II X-Band Antenna Container

C130H shipping container
C130H shipping container
The X-Band Antenna Shipping and Storage Container (CNU-470/E) is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the X-Band 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 a one piece 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. Polyethylene foam (2 pcf) cushions in the base and cover provide shock and vibration protection for the aluminum cradle box that houses the item to 25 G's.


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