parts. For example, the placement of a mine section
MK 55 MOD 1 WEAPON CARRIER.--The Mk
directly under a hoist hook for subsequent marriage to
55 Mod 1 weapon carrier is used to handle mines with
other sections, or the positioning of mine sections for
suspension lugs spaced 30 inches apart. The carrier, as
installation of smaller components, is usually
shown in figure 2-11, has a lifting capacity of 3,000
accomplished with dollies. In certain instances, dollies
pounds. It consists of two aluminum side plates and
are also used for marrying major mine components.
two stationary steel hooks; one hook has a
spring-loaded steel safety latch. A quick-release pin
Mk 11 Weapons Dolly
secures the latch in the locked position. A lifting eye is
centered on the top of the carrier.
The Mk 11 weapons dolly is used for moving
major mine sections to the hoists in the shop where
marriage to other sections is accomplished. It is also
used for the assembly, handling, maintenance, and
Dollies are used for moving mines and mine
testing of Mk 56 and Mk 65 service mines and most
components (either crated or uncrated) for short
exercise and training assets.
distances in the mine shop assembly areas. They are
The dolly, as shown in figure 2-12, is constructed
also used as stands or stationary fixtures during
of welded tubular steel and has a 3,000-pound capacity.
assembly, test, inspection, repair, or replacement of
CARRYING HOOK (2)
Figure 2-11.--Mk 55 Mod 1 weapon carrier.
TIE DOWN STRAP
WHEEL SUPPORT (4)
POSITION LOCK (2)
Figure 2-12.--Mk 11 Mod 1 weapons dolly.