AVS 22-102

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Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 2001-07-10
Personnel: E.D., E.L., T.S., and D.L.
Temperature: 85

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: Tow bar broke at the receiver at approx 14,000 lbs. force.
Inspect left front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
Inspect right rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: Tow bar broke at the receiver at approx 14,000 lbs.
Inspect left rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
General comments of any other structure deformation or failure:
The tow bar broke at the receiver at approximately 14,000 lbs during the 20 degree upward pull. Further testing was terminated. The fractured at the hole for the receiver pin.