Section III. LAUNCH VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION
To reduce the overall weight and dimensional envelope of the launch vehicle, it has
been designed for easy and rapid sectionalization. The crane, tail lift and slide frame
based launcher and A-Frame stabilizer feet are all removable. This is achieved
through the use of quick disconnect hydraulic hoses, plug and socket electrical
connections and wide use of simple pinned mechanical attachments. Lifting and tie-
down points are provided on the crane and launcher to aid lifting.
Sectionalization of the launcher can be achieved within 1 hour and should be
performed as outlined in the section below.
The procedure below is to be used to remove the launcher, crane, far bank support
and tail lift from the launch vehicle for transport.
To remove the far bank support follow the procedure below:
The Numbers on the diagrams refer to the Sub.Paragraph Numbers of the Text.
Release the A-frame shootbolts and remove the left and right hand mudguards.
Remove both the tail lift transport straps.