As of late November 2009 the restoration work on the Loading and Transportation Trailer was completed. All the Hydraulic Cylinders were rebuilt. Hoses replaced. Electric Motor operationally checked. Hand pumps rebuilt. Inching motors rebuilt. Painting completed. To accomplish these tasks the trailer and associated components were almost completely disassembled serviced and reassembled.
The missile was transferred to the trailer. The trailer is 99.9 % fully functional. Some shaft seal leakage due to pitting of the inching motor shafts is the main hold back from full functionality.
I was associated with the 397th AMMS at Dow AFB, ME. So I took the liberty of using that designation on the trailer. The serial number is accurate.
Neil Wood, Travis Museum, Volunteer