of two major units-the SENDING UNIT, located on
the delivery ship, and the RECEIVING UNIT, located
on the receiving ship.
The centerline elevators are used in the system to
move missiles from the lower deck storage to the second
In operation, the sending and receiving units are
deck. When missiles are stored at the second deck
connected through a ram tensioner by a l-inch-diameter
instead of a lower level, the centerline elevator is not
wire rope (highline) to form an integral system. A fast
used. The second deck has the overhead hi-rail tracks
trolley is pulled back and forth along the highline
and necessary equipment for delivery of the missile to
between the ships by the electrohydraulic,
topside. A strongback is manually connected to the
winch-tensioned inhaul and outhaul lines. These lines
missile when it reaches the second deck to facilitate the
are supplied by the delivery ship. The receiving unit can
careful handling of the missile, as it moves through the
function to return missiles or other loads back to the
Since it is not possible to cover all types of UNREP
used as a representative system for explanation
The bridge crane moves the hi-rail hoist into the
centerline elevator. Here, the hi-rail hoist mates with
the strongback and lifts the missile from its storage
cradle to a LOCK-ON position on the hi-rail hoist. The
bridge crane then pulls the hi-rail hoist from the elevator
area to the hi-rail track.
The delivery (supply) ship has the missiles racked
below deck with the necessary facilities to deliver a
missile to the receiving ship. Figure 5-30 shows an AE
UNREP delivery system with the steps the missile goes
The bi-rail hoist is an air-driven car that rolls along
through during the move and the names of the
an overhead track on the second deck. The hi-rail hoist
transports the missile to the component lift.
equipment that moves the missile.
Figure 5-30.--UNREP system equipment used to move a missile from storage to the receiving ship.