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F22 Raptor Shipping Container
F22 Raptor Shipping Container
The F-22 Canopy Shipping and Storage Container (CNU-692/E) is a sealed, welded aluminum, controlled breathing, reusable container. The container is engineered for the physical and environmental protection of the Canopy during worldwide transportation and storage. The container consists of a base, cradle, and completely removable cover equipped with the special features listed below. Guide posts keep the cover from coming in contact with the Canopy during cover removal and replacement. The base is a one piece skid/double walled base extrusion with 4- way enclosed forklift openings, humidity indicator, pressure equalizing valves (1.5 psi pressure/ 1.5 psi vacuum), internal & external document holders and a 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 148.4 inches length, 58.5 inches width, and 51.3 inches height. Container empty weight is 1321 pounds, and 1721 pounds with the Canopy in place.
An aluminum cradle system is integrated into the base and suspended on six stainless steel helical wire rope isolators that provide shock and vibration protection to 50 G's. The F-22 Canopy is attached to the cradle system by sliding the aft end of the canopy onto the aluminum rod held in place by three sleeve bearings. The brass wing nuts and aluminum knobs are loosened to release the swivel lock so it can be rotated into place. Tightening the knobs and wing nuts secure this end. The Canopy is then lowered to rest on the two UHMW polyethylene mounts at the opposite end of the cradle. The draw latches are looped over the Canopy pins, closed, and locked with quick pins. There are no detachable parts on the container other than the container lid, which eliminates FOD risks.

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