AFPTEF - C-17 Globemaster III Landing Gear Containers

C-17 Globemaster III Main Landing Gear Post Container



The C-17 MLG post Shipping and Storage Container (CNU-677/E) is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the post 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 (1.0 psi pressure/ 1.0 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 77.8 inches length, 62.1 inches width, and 36.9 inches height. Container empty weight is 578 pounds, and 1323 pounds with the post in place. An aluminum cradle system is integrated into the base design that rigidly mounts the post to the container base.
The post is attached to the cradle system with three large silicone-lined aluminum clamps with quick release handles that make loading and unloading easy and safe. There are no detachable parts on the container other than the container lid, which eliminates FOD risks.

C-17 Globemaster III Main Landing Gear Axle Beam Container



The C-17 MLG axle beam Shipping and Storage Container (CNU- 689/E) is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the axle beam during worldwide transportation and storage. The container consists of a base, cradle, 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 (1.0 psi pressure/ 1.0 psi vacuum), document receptacle, 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 96.9 inches length, 69.1 inches width, and 33.5 inches height. Container empty weight is 1047 pounds, and 1832 pounds with the axle beam in place.

An aluminum cradle system is suspended in the base with wire rope shock isolators that securely mount the axle beam to the container base. The axle beam is attached to the cradle system with three large rubber-lined aluminum clamps with quickrelease handles that make loading and unloading easy and safe. There are no detachable parts on the container other than the container lid, which eliminates FOD risks.

C-17 Globemaster III Nose Landing Gear Container



The C-17 NLG Shipping and Storage Container (CNU-691/E) is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the landing gear during worldwide transportation and storage. The container consists of a low profile base and completely removable cover equipped with the special features listed below.

The base is a skid/double-walled base extrusion with forklift openings, humidity indicator, document holder, pressure equalizing valve (10.5 kPa (1.5 psi)) pressure/ 10.5 kPa (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 2428.2 mm (95.6 in) in length, 1590.0 (62.6 in) in width, and 1673.9 mm (65.9 in) in height. Container empty weight is 502.1 kg (1107 lbs), and 1132.6 kg (2497 lbs) with the landing gear and installation kit in place.
An aluminum cradle/frame system is integrated into the container base that rigidly mounts the NLG to the container using three clamps, two aft and one forward. There are also two nylon straps used to prevent the landing gear tires from rotating. In addition to the landing gear, there are also two parts boxes in the container that accommodate the installation kit that ships with the landing gear. These compartments are located on the aft end of the container and are made of welded aluminum. There are no detachable parts on the container other than the cover, which eliminates FOD risks.

C-17 Globemaster III Main Landing Gear Container




The C-17 MLG Shipping and Storage Container (CNU-694/E) is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the MLG during worldwide transportation and storage. The container consists of a base, mounting system, and completely removable cover equipped with the special features listed below. The structure for the base of this container is a new design that is composed of an I-beam skid structure with a modified version of our standard base extrusion welded to it. This provides the added structure necessary to support the MLG during impacts and also maintains the usability and functionality of standard base designs. The base includes forklift openings, humidity indicator, pressure equalizing valve (1.0 psi pressure/ 1.0 psi vacuum), document receptacle, 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 96.9 inches length, 71.0 inches width, and 91.1 inches height. Container empty weight is 1735 pounds, and 5360 pounds with the MLG and loose parts in place.


An aluminum mounting system is integrated into the base skid that secures the MLG to the container base. The MLG is attached to the mounting system with three large high density polyethylene (HDPE) lined aluminum clamps with quick release handles that make loading and unloading easy and safe. In addition, there is a vertical frame that supports the MLG post; this also includes a fourth aluminum clamp that has a quick release handle and is HDPE lined. For the loose parts there are two boxes with closeable latching covers, one box is removable and one integrated into the base. There are no detachable parts on the container other than the container lid and removable parts box, which eliminates FOD risks.



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