Robins AFB remote control A/C tug - safer work environment

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Unread post05 Dec 2021, 19:35

Robins AFB remote control aircraft tug creates safer work environment [F-35 ALSO]
05 Dec 2021 Joseph Mather; Robins Public Affairs [VIDEO at URL]

"ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- Remote controlled tugs are being used to move F-15 Eagles around the flight line and through hangars at Robins Air Force Base. F-15 aircraft maintenance workers with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC) have 10 TowFLEXX 5.4 (TF-5), low profile aircraft tugs to move the aircraft around hangars where traditional tugs can’t maneuver.

Carl Motter Jr., 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group (AMXG) TowFLEXX program manager, said they researched new technology that could turn an F-15 aircraft in a 65-foot circle inside the high bay area of Building 125....

...“The TF-5 can be loaded into any cargo plane and transported anywhere in the world where tugs and tow bars have not been shipped,” he said. “This will allow the advance-deployment personnel to move aircraft like the A-10 (Thunderbolt II), F-16 (Fighting Falcon), F-22 (Raptor), F-35 (Lightning II) aircraft into shelters for safety and protection with the ability to use the space more efficiently.”..."

Photo: "TowFLEXX 5.4, (TF-5) tug is attached to the nose landing gear of an F-15 Eagle at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Nov. 18, 2021. A TF-5 tug is a radio remote-controlled tow-bar-less tug for moving any aircraft up to 120,000 pounds. (Courtesy photo)" https://media.defense.gov/2021/Dec/02/2 ... 4-0005.JPG (1Mb)
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"A TowFLEXX 5.4, (TF-5), tug maneuvers through Building 125 at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 18, 2019. The TF-5 is a low profile aircraft positioner tug/tractor that can turn 360 degrees and is able to move an F-15 Eagle aircraft in a 65-foot circle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rodney Speed)" https://media.defense.gov/2021/Dec/02/2 ... 7-0018.JPG
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"Carl Motter Jr., 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group TowFLEXX program manager, maneuvers a TowFLEXX 5.4 (TF-5) tug as it tows an F-15 Eagle at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Nov. 18, 2021. The TF-5 is an electric aircraft towing tug that is powered by four 12-volt direct current, 200 AMP/hour batteries that meets the new regulations for all green procurement for the Department of Defense. (Courtesy photo)" https://media.defense.gov/2021/Dec/02/2 ... 4-0009.JPG (07Mb)


Source: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... vironment/
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Unread post05 Dec 2021, 20:06

TowFLEXX 5.4 TF 5 remote control aircraft tug https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scQgB39np0g

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