KC-135 Cargo Light System Kit

KC-135 Lighting Before Kit is Installed.

Before

Existing lighting on the KC-135 provides less than 1 foot candle of light at the typical Aeromedical Evacuation patient position. This leads to AE crews holding spotlights to support patient monitoring and or emergency procedures during transport.

KC-135 Lighting Before Kit is Installed.

Before

Patriot Taxiway working with our customer has developed the following solution to provide more light inside the cargo bay of the KC-135. The Patriot Taxiway system provides over 20 foot candle at the patient position, which is an improvement of over 30 times the light found currently in the KC-135 cargo compartment.

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Provides much needed light improving safety in the cargo bay of the KC-135

  • Aeromedical Evacuations
  • VIP and Troop carrying flights
  • AEF Deployments

Portable Solution for low-cost Fleet Recapitalization

  • Portable kits allow for installation on specific mission packages
  • Portable kits reduce the need for new lighting across the KC-135 fleet (For example: 4 kits can support 12 aircraft mission requirements)

Cost advantages

  • Low cost portable kits can be purchased at the unit level
  • Portable kits can be removed to reduce weight for local missions
  • Portable kits can be installed and removed in two hours

Commanders: Please have your aircrews and maintainers review this site.

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The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.

Bunks in cargo bay.
 

Master Power/Control unit mounted to the wall

  • Master control setting
    • All lights controlled from panel
    • Egress: All lights on full
    • Step switch bright to dim
  • Station Control Setting
    • Individual light head dimmer control
    • Adjust potienometer

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Control Box on the Wall Lights Hanging Control Box After Lights are Installed
 

The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.

Kit comes complete with all mounting hardware, lights, cables, and accessories in a durable wheeled storage case

Light weight -- Easy to install and remove

  • Overhead Support Bars attached to unused cargo hooks at the top of the bulkhead
  • 12 light bars (each 3ft long) installs from the galley to the APU
    • 10 light bars along the length of the cargo bay
    • 2 additional light bars over the cargo door

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Lighting Case - Closed Lighting Case - Open Lighting Case - Open Alternate View Lighting Brackets Hanging Bracket
 

The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.

Electrical Characteristics

Input:

  • 4.0 Amp Max
  • 115 V AC/ 400 Hz - Available from TCTO 1806 (Can connect at all three stations for power)

Output:

  • 30V DC – 10.0 Amp Max
  • DC output to support 12 light heads

Lighting Characteristics

  • Portable Cargo Light Kit provides 15 foot-candles at the floor
  • Existing on board cargo lights provide 0.3 foot-candle
  • Diffused lens provides light spread for uniform work lighting
  • High CRI for Aeromedical work

Mechanical Characteristics

  • System Weight less than 100 lbs (Excluding case for storage)
  • Overhead Support Bars made from aluminum for strength and weight savings
  • Overhead Support Bars break down into sections for easy assembly and storage
  • Form 1067 filed with Tinker AFB, OK for installation on KC-135
 

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Hanging Brackets Hanging Brackets Lighting Stands Lighting Brackets Control Box
 

The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.