463L Pallet

463L Pallet (HM2MXA)

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N 39° 7.134', W 75° 27.504'

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The U.S. Air Force uses 463L pallets to haul cargo on all types of aircraft. Made of aluminum with a balsa wood core, it measures 88" by 108" and weighs 290 pounds. Indents around the edges lock into the aircraft rail system, and 22 rings secure the cargo to the pallet. After the cargo is loaded onto the pallet, nets are secured over it. These nylon nets can restrain the load up to 8 Gs.

The pallet name (463L) was derived from the date it was developed: April (4) 1963 (63). The L stands for logistics.

Military Aircraft: # of Pallets
C-130: 6
KC-135: 6
C-141A: 10
C-141B: 13
C-17: 18
KC-10: 22
C-5: 36

Civilian Aircraft: # of Pallets
DC-8: 10-18
747: 42
MD-11: 41

The pallet capacity of these planes can be limited by the shape of the cargo hold.
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Date Added Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 460372 N 4330071
Decimal Degrees39.11890000, -75.45840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.134', W 75° 27.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 8.04" N, 75° 27' 30.24" W
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