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Test #01-004, Power Hawk, Phase 2

DAMAGE CONTROL ENGINEERING TEST FACILITY

(DCETF)
NAVAL RESERVE CENTER, BALTIMORE
TEST DATA

TEST NUMBER: 01-004 DATE: 27 MARCH 01
TEST TITLE: POWER HAWK, Phase 2
TEST / SAFETY TEAM:
Ken Carter
Creig Beck
MEDICAL:
HTC Samuel Hoffman
STATUS: Completed – Phase 1
Fleet Support Training Detachment 906 at N.R.C Baltimore, Md
HTC Samuel Hoffman, HT2 Michael J. Noel, DC2 Joseph M. Carter.
GSEC Bob Volpe, PN3 Robin E. Jenkins, EM1 Robert Medley,
ET1 John D. Prive
PHOTOS: Creig Beck
EQUIPMENT NAME: Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System
EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER: Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems, Inc.
300 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, N.J. 07004-1962
PHONE: 800-PWR-HAWK
AGENT: John D. McCarthy
PHONE: 800-PWR-HAWK
FAX: 973-439-3896
DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT: The Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System is light weight, battery powered (12 volts DC), battery charger, a 13.1’power cable, equipped with a 70 degree power head Rescue Tool, power pusher, spreader arms, straight arms, and a curved cutter. The battery power pack can be provided in a Backpack. Accessories include a Floodlight, harness for power hook up, Backpack, jumper and extension cables. Special equipment accessories: are the Milwaukee Sawzall, a Ramfan and a Portable Winch. Technical handbook provided.
DESCRIPTION OF TEST: The Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System demo was set up in the class room for general class room training and general introduction to the equipment for the U.S.N.R. Crew attached to the Fleet Support Training Detachment 906 at N.R.C Baltimore, Md. The equipment was then taken to the passageway to demonstrate the lift and cutting capability of the P-16, lifting the Fork Lift and cutting A-36, 5/8” round stock, Ό” X 4” steel plate and 2 ½” x .125 (wt) steel pipe. After this, the P-16 was taken to the basement (the old DC Mock-up), where a hatch, scuttle and watertight door were used to demonstrate the practical shipboard application environment of the system, different members of the U.S.N.R. Detachment were allowed to perform various functions using the P-16.
RESULTS: The Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System classroom demo was conducted. The equipment was then taken to the passageway to demonstrate the lift and cutting capability of the P-16, lifting the Fork Lift and cutting A-36, 5/8” round stock, Ό” X 4” steel plate and 2 ½” x .125 (wt) steel pipe. After this, the P-16 was taken to the basement (the old DC Mock-up), where a hatch, scuttle and watertight door were used to demonstrate the practical shipboard application environment of the system in use. Photos were taken and are attached to this report. The Power Hawk P-16 Rescue System did demonstrate the lift and cutting capability, lifting the Fork Lift and cutting A-36, 5/8” round stock, Ό” X 4” steel plate and 2 ½” x .125 (wt) steel pipe. In the basement (the old DC Mock-up), where a hatch, scuttle and watertight door were used to demonstrate the shipboard application environment, however a more practical scenario is required to fully illustrate the capabilities and flexibility of the system. Perhaps this can be achieved in Phase 3.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
1) Practical scenario is required to fully illustrate the capabilities and flexibility of the system as applied to NAVAL shipboard Survivability application.
2) Determine adaptability to use with telescopic steel shoring.
3) Determine capability of Ram fan to remove smoke in shipboard situation.
4) Coordinate Phase 3 with U.S.N.R. Crew attached to the Fleet Support Training Detachment 906 at N.R.C Baltimore, Md.

Images of DC Instructor Using the Power Hawk Jaws of Life
DC Instructor Using the Power Hawk Jaws of Life

Images of Power Hawk Being Used to Cut on a Scuttled and Hatch Door and the Sawzall Being Used to Cut Hedge Off Hatch Door.
The Power Hawk was used to cut on a scuttled and hatch door.
The Sawzall was used to cut hedge off hatch door.