Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

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Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby D Preidis on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:59 pm

I found this drawing with the general dimensions in a old folder I have. I know not from whence it came and it is Unclassified.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby Missile Monkey on Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:29 pm

Its not classified it is in all of the X2s/MMTers cdcs
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby banjodog on Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:38 am

No longer new either. It's been in service since the mid-90's. A substantial improvement over the old one, where the cab of the tractor fit under the front end of the missile-hauling trailer. Ear protection was a requirement when driving that tractor.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby dpan on Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:51 pm

banjodog wrote:No longer new either. It's been in service since the mid-90's. A substantial improvement over the old one, where the cab of the tractor fit under the front end of the missile-hauling trailer. Ear protection was a requirement when driving that tractor.


I recall a case involving the old TE where the top of the missile container actually came down on the cab. In the mid-80s they were really showing their age. The hydraulics on the erecting mechanism were a constant problem with leaks.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby bedbug-2 on Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:30 pm

What was the width and how many tons are we talking about hear?

I spent a couple years after I got out moving 10/12/14 wide by up to 65 ft. long house trailers, The tractor never seamed to lug down and work.

I never have operated a normal rig with a 40 ton load. The tractors have a lot more power now days than they had in the 70s.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby dpan on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:17 pm

The 1st Gen TEs were powered by a V-12 gasoline engine. Obviously low on torque compared to a diesel, and revved way too high to get the necessary power to lug the 40 ton load.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby Da Champ on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:20 pm

Hello all, a newbie here. I was at Minot from 1976 to 1979. I worked down by the South Gate in MHT. I rode shotgun in the old style "over-the-cab" TE's. It was a blast!
Any old timer enlisted guys from back then around here? I worked for Msgt Rainbolt & Msgt Steele.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby Da Champ on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:20 pm

sorry about the double post.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby dpan on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:19 am

Da Champ wrote:Hello all, a newbie here. I was at Minot from 1976 to 1979. I worked down by the South Gate in MHT. I rode shotgun in the old style "over-the-cab" TE's. It was a blast!
Any old timer enlisted guys from back then around here? I worked for Msgt Rainbolt & Msgt Steele.


Is that Shawne Steele? I recall him being in MHT when I was there. Did you know Joe Piper? He was a character, but one of the best MHTers. I was an emplacement/removal officer as one of my duties, and did many missile convoys and E/R jobs at Minot.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby Capt. Bill on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:48 am

Just realized I had a picture of the new TE taken at FE Warren in 2006


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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby Da Champ on Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:57 pm

Is that Shawne Steele? I recall him being in MHT when I was there. Did you know Joe Piper? He was a character, but one of the best MHTers. I was an emplacement/removal officer as one of my duties, and did many missile convoys and E/R jobs at Minot.

His name was Johny Steele. I may be spelling it wrong. I did work with a friend named Piper, a little squirly guy from Enid Oklahoma as I recall.
I worked under Tsgt Bouchee and Ssgt Ward, my name is Harper.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby bedbug on Sun May 01, 2011 8:37 pm

Well! What is the matter with officers? I was in Titan II where a crew
was 2 officers and 2 inlisted. And I wood say that out on the 200 officers in the 570th.sq. their was a
couple I liked and got along with. :lol: :lol:

Part of the reason for this being mostly officers is It is mostly combat crew members and their
has been no inlisted crews member for 25 years. now Me I was an MFT stationed at D-M before D-M
received their first missile I only stayed 4 years. The company I worked for put me
out to pasture 8 years ago (Thank God! ) I am looking at 70. I have been traveling the country and looking
at missile sites the last few years, and I heard about this site at the T-II museum. You should see it.

I would say the curent inlisted missle mantainers and SP are over worked, while the officers relax under ground, with nothing to do but play computer games and serf the internet. Now we didn't do that when I was in, pursonal Computers & internet, of course they didn't exist. We didn't even have TV.

I better quite picking in the officers before they get mad !!!!! 8)

ps. for the record. I was an instructor and always thought that the men that were 4 years older and from collage were more ready to learn from an inlisted men than a new right out of high school trained MFT. Me I was an inlisted man right out of high school. I new everything and argued with my MCCC almost every day over things I felt would make the training program or titan systems better.
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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Wed May 04, 2011 8:18 pm

A little off-topic here--A couple weeks ago I was driving thru Longview WA heading to I-5. On the north side of the road there's a rock/gravel lot (IIRC) with a bunch of trucks and ONE of them looked for all the world like a T-E at 30-45 degrees (as I only saw it in passing, but I know I saw hydraulic rams holding it up). I'll be going by this Friday and will look again.

Bedbug, concur on the # of officers posting, and your reasons. The Off-Alert listings are the systems with enlisted crew members, and the first 4 of general discussion items could concern enlisted missileers. Did you know Bill Farmer, an MFT in the (I think) 570th? He was there thru '69, and lives in WA now.

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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby bedbug on Wed May 04, 2011 11:17 pm

Bill Farmer I don't remember we may have crossed paths for a short while If he had
one tour their He would have gotter their late 1965. I switched crews in Oct. 1965 and was no
longer on an instructor crew. and the only one I trained was my replacement. A month age it was 45 Years.

I was single and either on duty, C C R R in the barracks, and at girl friends house the rest of the time.

Want a joke !! 8) My wife didn't like. I got out on of AF Apr 15 1966, I was only able to stand
not having a CO for 3 days so I got married.


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Re: Drawing of the new Transporter Erector

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Mon May 09, 2011 10:39 pm

Well, no sighting of a TE on Friday or Saturday, or anything even vaguely resembling same. Perhaps I was hallucinating or just my mind playing a trick on me. One moment (Bad Mind!! No treats for you!!). I'll keep looking.

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