AM-1166Aft StandAM-1167FWD Stand
The stands have been designed to provide access to the aircraft at the floor and ceiling levels for general maintenance, overhaul, and painting. The forward and aft stand cantilever over the wing and provide a continuous walkway from the Nose Dock to the rear door on each aircraft side. The flooring and stair steps are of steel, non-skid decking called aero deck. The decking can be manufactured from galvanized steel or primed and painted.
Protective bumpers follow the contour of the aircraft and protect the skin during positioning. Safety chains and 42″ high handrails are attached to the entire length of all walkways. Swivel casters with steering arms, tow bars, and brakes are provided with each stand for positioning the aircraft. Vertical adjustment of the stand will allow access to a jacked or un-jacked aircraft. Telescoping leg assemblies make adjustments and manually pinning to attain the desired elevation. The low position of both stands is determined by an O.E.W. aircraft, and the high position by the clearance required for a normal gear retraction.
1. Air outlets with manifolds
2. Air regulators for painting
3. Electrical outlets