Medium Fitting Kit
The Medium Fitting Kit (MFK) is a Special to Role equipment Common Interface System for Medium Weight Tracked Combat Vehicles that provides rapid hydraulic connection and release.
The MFK allows the rapid interchange and attachment of a wide range of Pearson Engineering Special to Role Equipment, as well as fast release in an emergency using an integral hydraulic jettison system.
The MFK comprises two upper lock/jettison pins and two lower anchor blocks. No special adjustments are needed to secure the attached equipment once it is in place and the system requires minimal personnel to both fit and operate.
An on-board hydraulic and control system may be supplied as part of the MFK that provides power and control to the Special to Role equipment.
- Facilitates rapid fitting and removal of a wide range of Medium Weight Combat equipment
- Vehicle Special to Role equipment.
- Provides an emergency jettison capability
- If required, provides power and control to the Special to Role equipment
The MFK lock/jettison function is provided by two upper hydraulic cylinders. A manually operated back-up system is provided in case of failure of the primary system.
Lanyard operated quick release hydraulic and electrical couplings are provided for power and control connection to the Special to Role equipment.
If required, on-board power and control is provided by a Multipurpose Control Unit (MCU) mounted conveniently for the driver; a Remote Multipurpose Control Unit (RMCU) that provides complementary control to the MCU; a Hydraulic Master Controller (HMC) that acts as a main hub for all power and control functions and where the associated control software resides; and a Valve Pack Unit (VPU) that contains the hydraulic control valves.
If required, a Hydraulic Power Pack (HPP) provides hydraulic oil independently from the vehicle hydraulic system in order to operate the MFK and Special to Role equipment.