Tall Vehicle / trailer with long overhang or “projection”
With Approach Shoring trailer will clear the cargo compartment ceiling
The DAMAS system is the first modular aluminum approach shoring system certified by the Air Transport Test Load Agency (ATTLA) for use on USAF cargo aircraft (C-130, C-17, and C-5)
Each DAMAS component is designed and engineered to not exceed any aircraft PSI limitation when placed on the aircraft cargo floor or cargo ramp.
Be very careful when shopping around for aluminum approach shoring. There are “Johnny-come-latelies” selling cheap knock-offs that have engineering shortcomings that may damage the aircraft (unless plywood is placed under the aluminum shoring).
Modular Design – One DAMAS system can replace the three wooden approach shoring sets required for one piece of equipment (1 for C-130, 1 for C-17, and 1 for C-5).
The challenge is establishing which DAMAS set of components, or configuration, is needed for your specific piece of equipment on a particular aircraft
The shorter the ground clearance the longer the approach required The taller equipment will need longer approach for the C-130 (not so much for the C-17/C-5)
Careful thought should used when determining which DAMAS components should be purchased We don’t want to purchase unneeded parts or parts that won’t meet the need Help is available to make this decision
What you need to provide: 1) Overall dimensions (LxWxH) 2) Axle width or "Span" (measured from the outside of the tires) 4) Distance of the axle(s) from the front of the trailer 5) Ground clearance for the "jack stand" when raised 6) Ground clearance of the rear of the trailer 7) Ground clearance of any "low-hanging- fruit" and distance from the front of trailer