Double Decking

The image shows a system for double stacking 463L pallets and LD3 containers on the Japanese C1 transport aircraft.

Whilst researching for the logistics series I cam across this but didn’t include it.

The image below shows a system for double stacking 463L pallets and LD3 containers on the Japanese C2 transport aircraft.

Double Stack Pallet
Double Stack Pallet

It looks like an ingenious way of maxing out the volume of the cargo hold. Aircraft rarely max out on payload but with pallets, it is floor space that is the limiting factor, especially with low density payloads.

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463L
March Air Reserve Base Airmen prepare supplies for Japan tsunami relief
March Air Reserve Base Airmen prepare supplies for Japan tsunami relief

Although 463Lpallets can be double stacked there are restrictions.The rack system would add some weight but could be demountable and only used when required.

Interesting potential for the A400Mand C17 fleet.

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Alan Erskine
Alan Erskine
February 22, 2015 12:57 am

I think that first image is the C-2, not the C-1 which is much smaller

The Other Chris
February 22, 2015 9:00 am

Definitely the C-2, images are from the XC-2 press brochure, some on the Kawasaki site:

https://www.khi.co.jp/english/rd/tech/171/ne171tr02.html

monkey
monkey
February 22, 2015 4:46 pm

Great idea , fix racking to the existing floor support and fixings and utilize all that dead space above the normal payload. I had a friend who imported gaskets from eastern europe being high density they left the bulk of the ISO empty space, another chap joined the Rugby club and during a round of drinks or two it came about he imported traditional wooden furniture from eastern Europe . They got their heads together and used the same containers to import almost halving their import costs . Great thinking by the Japanese.

Podzak
Podzak
February 23, 2015 2:44 am

Double stacking?
Someone took the time to produce this?
Is this a site for people who couldn’t quite make it as Train Spotters?