Requirements for munitions lift trailers to support strategic bombers report to the Secretary of the Air Force

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  • Trailers -- Design and construction -- Costs.,
  • Cruise missiles -- Transportation -- Costs.

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Statementby the U.S. General Accounting Office.
ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office.
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Pagination11, 7 leaves ;
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The Air Force has identified requirements for munitions lift trailers to support BG, BH, and B-1B strategic bombers.

These requirements are based upon a ratio of 1 lift trailer for every 3 weapons loads these bombers are to carry. Weapons loads include B. @article{osti_, title = {Requirements for munitions lift trailers to support strategic bombers}, author = {Not Available}, abstractNote = {Munitions lift trailers are large support vehicles used to transport and load air launched cruise missiles and other nuclear weapons onto strategic bombers.

The Air Force has identified total requirements for trailers for B and B-1B bombers. of the Air Force entitled, "Requirements for Munition List Trailers to Support Strategic Bombers" (GAO/NSIAD-datedthat the Air Force revalidate its estimate of the total number of lift trailers needed to support the total bomber force, i.e., Bs, B-lBs, and ATBs.

GAO reviewed several issues surrounding the Air Force's acquisition and modification of MHU munitions lift trailers for B and B-1B bombers. The Air Force has identified the need for trailers and, to date, 82 have been acquired and 71 have been ordered.

At the time of our audit work, the Air Force had identified requirements for munitions lift trailers: to support B bombers and 92 to support B-1B bombers. Of this require- I ment, 82 lift trailers 'have been acquired for B bombers and another 71 have been ordered.

Over illustrations complement elaborate explanations of how to improvise any number of munitions from easily accessible resources. Whether you're a highly trained solider or simply a civilian looking to be prepared, the U.S.

Army Improvised Munitions Handbook is an invaluable addition to your library/5(). BH Stratofortress. The B is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions.

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Start studying 2WA. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Testimony was given on a GAO review of the acquisition of MHU munitions lift trailers to support B and B-1B bombers, and Air Force strategies to improve lift trailer operational effectiveness and reduce their acquisition and support cost.

Munitions lift trailers are large support vehicles which are used to transport air launched cruise missiles and other nuclear weapons and load them onto strategic bombers. Munitions $ Mission Support Activities $ S&T $ Shipbuilding & Maritime Systems $ To simplify the display of the various weapon systems, this book is organized by the following mission area categories: Includes funding for the development and procurement of tactical and strategic ballistic missile defense weapons and.

Without munitions, the Air Force would be just the world’s largest, fastest th Air Expeditionary Wing put more than million pounds of ordnance on target in Iraq, more than 90 percent of it precision-guided weapons. Those bombs came from. trailers from B bomber bases to support the B-IBs.

These trailers, produced by a different company, are also compatible with B-IB loading requirements, and meet nuclear safety requirements, but quantities are insufficient to support the growing bomber force. They believe that with careful management, a sufficient number of B lift trailers can be made available to support the B-1Bs.

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