4.4.3 Testing. Testing is described in the First Article and Quality Conformance
4.4.4 Inspection equipment. The inspection equipment required to perform the
inspections specified is identified in the "Inspection Method Reference" column of the
Classification of Characteristics listing starting in 220.127.116.11 and 4.5. Contractor inspection
equipment designs shall be submitted for Government approval as specified in the
contract. Designs which provide variable measurements instead of attributes data are
preferred in order to facilitate the use of statistical process control. When Automated
Acceptance Inspection Equipment is to be used, the provisions of MIL-A-70625 shall
apply. See Section 6 of MIL-A-48078 and 6.4 herein.
4.5 Methods of inspection. (See 6.5)
4.5.1 Unit load test. (First article inspection only (see 6.2.e)). Unit loads for the
pallet and adapter assemblies shall be fabricated in accordance with MIL-STD-1660 with
the following exceptions. The gross weight of the ammunition load shall be 2,500 pounds
minimum. Fabrication of the unit load shall include using the exact container for which
the adapter is designed. The following tests shall be performed on the unit loads in
accordance with MIL-STD-1660. The tests shall be performed in the sequence indicated
("a" through "f")
Repetitive shock test.
Edgewise drop (rotational) test.
Include impact test.
Sling compatibility test.
4.5.2 Lifting ring (bar) pull test. Lifting rings (bars) of the adapter top assembly
shall be placed in a test machine designed for pull testing. The load shall be applied by a
steady pressure and the load read directly by a gage. The load applied, in a vertical
direction, to each ring shall be 2,500 pounds and shall be maintained for the required
time. The results of the test shall not show signs of deformation, change in length of the
ring (bar) nor any separation of the ring (bar) from top assembly.
4.5.3 Paint adhesion test. The paint (primer and top coat) adhesion shall be tested
in accordance with TT-C-490.
5.1 Preservation and packing. None required.
5.2.1 Commercial. The adapters shall be packed in accordance with ASTM-
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