Cushioning - Tanks and accessories shall be securely
mounted in the crate. The tank shall be secured to the crate insofar as practicable
by its aircraft suspension points. Saddles or other blocking shall be used only to
prevent excessive motion of the tank in the crate. Blocking, bracing and cushion-
ing shall be designed as to withstand the tests specified herein when the crate is
loaded and filly assembled for surface shipment.
Package contents - Each shipping container shall contain all
the necessary plumbing fittings and equipment required for the complete assembly
and installation of each tank packaged within the container.
Marking - Shipping container shall be marked in accordance
Intended use - The external auxiliary fuel tank covered by
this specification is intended for use on military aircraft which require the carrying
of external fuel.
F i r s t article t e s t r e p o r t - The manufacturer shall furnish
four (4) copies of the first article test report to the local Government Inspector.
The report shall include a detailed summary of all phases of the testing. The test
method, test and recording equipment, and the test results shall be reported. All
test failures shall be reported even if the failure condition is subsequently cor-
rected and the corrected article is tested satisfactorily. One copy is for retention
by the Government Inspector. The other three are to be transmitted to the
following: Two copies to the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters,
Washington, D. C. 20360 (Code AIR-530313B), for information and one copy to the
Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Aero Materials Department,
Warminster, Pa. 18974 (Code MAEM) for approval.
Sampling test reports - The requirements of paragraph 6.2
shall apply except this report shall be approved by the local Government Inspector.
Ordering data - Contracts, purchase orders and requisitions
should specify the following:
(a) Title, number and date of this specification.
(b) Type and number of tail assemblies to be delivered
(see 3. 6).