receiving head On the other head are shock absorbers
Inhaul and Outhaul Winches
(called jackknifes) that slow the trolley and arms that
Wire ropes from two winches (figs. 5-32 and 5-33)
steady it while the missile is being removed by the
control the missile transfer during ship-to-ship transfer
operation. The outhaul winch pulls the trolley, which is
The elevator takes the strongback and load from the
holding the missile and riding on the tensioned (outhaul)
trolley and deposits them on the strikdown elevator.
highline to the receiving ship. After the missile has been
delivered, the inhaul winch returns the empty trolley by
Lateral orientation of the elevator arms is controlled by
pulling it back to the delivery ship with a wire rope.
the swing of the receiving head. Regardless of roll,
pitch, height of the load and station alignment, the arms
The highline winch and the inhaul/outhaul winches
assume the correct position to receive the strongback
(figs. 5-31 and 5-32) all have the same electrical,
mechanical, and hydraulic system. The electric motors
supporting the load. A quick-acting mechanism in the
on the winches drive three pumps--the servo pump, the
trolley (called pick-off probes ) releases the strongback
main pump, and the makeup pump.
when the elevator arms are fully closed and locked in
slots in the strongback.
The UNREP gear varies from ship to ship. For
The UNREP receiving (combatant) ship receives
example, one type may be stationary, while another must
the missile with the receiving unit (fig. 5-34). The
be stowed like a crane boom to keep it from interfering
receiving unit consists of a kingpost, a receiving head,
with the ship's armament. One type will service only
an elevator, a carriage return hydraulic power unit, and
one strikedown elevator, whereas another may have the
a remote control console. The receiving head is
capability of swinging around to service both port and
supported by the kingpost, and the elevator operates
vertically on the kingpost. The trolley is captured by the
Figure 5-32.--Parts of the inhaul/outhaul winch.