* HELPED FREE-UP 30 CAL. MACHINE GUNS FEED
* HELPED OVERHEATING PROBLEM ON MAIN GEARBOX
* TEST’S CONDUCTED ON PREVIOUS NLGI # 000 GREASE
HAD 3 FAILURES OUT OF 5, PPX FORMULA 7
GREASE HAD ZERO (0) FAILURES.
CUSTOMER & TEST PROFILE
The McDonnell Douglas Corporation (MCD) Helicopter Division
in Mesa, Arizona, makers of the now infamous APACHE
HELICOPTER, have called on us for help. They are using the PPX
Industrial Super Lube on cables and chains, and especially on
an ammunition feed to the 30 cal machine guns mounted on
board. The feed was jamming previously and nothing they
used would stop it until PPX Industrial Super Lube!
Additionally, the gearboxes are overheating significantly while
the craft hovers, damaging its operational tactical flexibility.
MCD has ask us to help with this problem, along with a formal
request from the US Army. The current NLGI # 000 grease
is not providing the protection needed. The craft flies 2 hours
and requires 14 hours of maintenance. MCD believes we can
solve the problem, after having studying the effects of the
PPX Industrial Super Lube on other tough-to-solve problems.
CUSTOMER TEST & RESULTS
Testing got underway at the NASA Lewis Research Center
(now John Glenn), in Ohio. They ran five (5) tests on the current
NLGI # 000 grease that they have been using, and had three
They then tested a special PPX Formula 7 NLGI # 000 grease
formulated especially for this application. They ran five (5) test
on our special grease with zero (0) failures.
The US military is already looking at the product (and others)
for solving other similar problems in other helicopters and
ground support equipment being damaged by the Saudi
environment, and Desert Storm.
The Apache helicopter is a revolutionary
development in the historyof war. It is
essentially a flying tank -- a helicopter
designed to survive heavy attack and inflict
massive damage. It can zero in on specific
targets, day or night, even in terrible
weather. As you might expect, it is a
terrifying machine to ground forces.
The Apache's amazing flight systems,
weapons systems, sensorsystems and
armor systems. Individually, these
components are remarkable pieces of
technology. Combined together, they
make up an unbelievable fighting
machine -- the most lethal helicopter