Figure 66. Balloon Launcher ML594/U.
1. NOMENCLATURE: Balloon Inflation and Launching
equipment reduces the explosion hazard when using
6. TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
2. TYPE CLASSIFICATION: Standard A.
Unpacking and assembly time _ Approx 15 min by 2
3. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Unclassified.
4. PRIMARY USE OR CONCEPT OF EMPLOYMENT:
_ _ _ _ _ Operates satisfactorily
in winds up to 50
Designed to facilitate meteorological balloon launching
under adverse field conditions.
40 F. to +140 F.
5. BRIEF FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION:
_ _ _ _ _ Up to 1/16 in. on sur-
face of device.
Balloon Inflation and Launching Device ML594/U is
a portable device designed primarily to facilitate meteor-
_ _ _ _ _ Up to 10,000 ft above
ological balloon launching under adverse field conditions.
mean sea level.
The device is used to secure the balloons during inflation
Dimensions of transit case _ _ _ 9 in. high, 48 in wide,
and protect them from extremes of weather. The equip-
66 in. long.
ment design provides a portable launching platform
which is adaptable to a variety of terrain conditions. De-
Weight of transit case with
sign features and the material used in fabrication of the
components _ _ _ _ _ _ 140.40 lb.