NEW KIT ON THE BLOCK FOR WIRE MAINTENANCE AND BATTLE DAMAGE

Tagged with: Shrinking & Soldering

BATTERY POWERED HEAT GUN AND SOLDERING IRON KIT FOR BATTLE DAMAGE REPAIR HAS BEEN APPROVED BY ARMY AVIONICS

NSN: 4940-01-571-5371  NSN: 4940-01-578-3961

The United States Army Aviation Logistics School (USAALS) trains Battle Damage Assessment and Repair (BDAR) for all Army aircraft.  And in some regards today’s equipment is no different from 40 years ago, a bullet is a bullet and a wire is a wire when you come right down to it.  Since the introduction of the helicopter onto the battlefields of Korea in 1951, Army aviation has sought ways to incorporate BDAR tools that complement and assist the maintainer with the relevant tools to the aircraft. What has changed is the amount of the wire and the time it takes to assess the damage. 

Our ongoing mission is to provide the combat aviation maintainer with the best possible equipment to repair the battle damaged aircraft in less time and put it back in the fight.  The most recently fielded battle damage electrical repair kit is just the combat multiplier that you’ve been looking for.

The electrical BDAR kit is broken down into two segments: the electrical wire/connector kit and the heat/soldering gun kit.  The first segment is filled with extraction tools, both metal and plastic; heat shrinkable tubing; zip ties; wire marking kit; barrel crimpers; digital camera; flashlight with head band; and residential pigtail connectors.  The second segment houses the battery operated heat gun, Part number MCH-100-A, which can be utilized for various applications such as soldering and de-soldering, shrink tubes, plastic welding, and drying to name a few. The heat gun was originally designed for the United States Navy and field tent repair but with all of the advantages of this tool, we made it part of the kit. The heat gun kit is comprised of a hot air tool, power pack, and recharger.  The unit is powered by two SINCGARS radio batteries (BB-390A/U).  To further assist the Soldier in the field, this kit includes power cables that enable this kit to be connected to European voltages of up to 250 volts at 450 Hz and to round the kit out, a NATO slave connector is included to permit the use of the vehicle battery box.