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Anupam Chandra

New cargo handling vehicle for C-130

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Hello all,

I'm from Indian Institute of Technology- Madras, India where we've been working with Lockheed Martin to develop a cargo handling vehicle, named Cargo Ground Buildup System (CGBS), for supporting C-130's operations at austere locations where there's an unavailability of material handling equipment and infrastructure. Attached is a flyer for CGBS and an animation of the working of the vehicle can be seen here. 

 

I would like to get the opinions of the experts in this community about our product. Also, I welcome any and all suggestions on how I can estimate the number of such vehicles that would possibly be required by countries operating the C-130.

Thanks.

Anupam

 

CGBS_Flyer_V2.pdf

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Seems WAY too complicated.  Just drop the pallet from the ramp or onto barrels.

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remember modifying the vehicle ramps with rollers on top, skids on the bottom. open the ramp till just above ground, flip out the 

vehicle ramps, and start taxiing slowly while the loadies push pallets out - fastest unload other than LAPES.

 

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Your animation of the C-130 ramp and door is incorrect. The cargo door does not lower WITH the cargo ramp as in your animation. You should look at the ramp and door opening and closing operation on a real C-130. This would give you more info to help you design your unloader. The ramp angle when lowered is much sharper in real life and you need a transition ramp such as the vehicle ramps carried on most C-130's which attach to the edge of the ramp for vehicle loading/ unloading.Just a few details I noticed while looking at your clip. Good Luck.

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This worked for me a few times...Have A/C hold brakes..throttle up a bit. Load unlocks the pallets. Release brakes and it all ends up on the ground and off you go..We didn't need no stinking loader

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This is the most complicated mhe I've ever seen.  Too many moving parts.  Thinking the in commission rate would be abysmal.   The way we offloaded cargo in Viet Nam worked very well as I recall.  

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