Unique equipment in use at ANAD
By Mrs. Jennifer Bacchus (AMC)
December 14, 2017 1 / 2 Matthew Martin, left, and Terry Newton remove one set of chains from a M1 tank in preparation of placing it in a spinner hanger at Anniston Army Depot for cleaning. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 2 Terry Newton removes stainless steel beads from a M1 tank after it has been cleaned in one of Anniston Army Depot's spinner hangers. VIEW ORIGINAL
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Cleaning the hull of a M1 tank - weighing in at approximately 70 tons - takes special equipment in the form of two large buildings at Anniston Army Depot.
Known colloquially on the installation as the spinner hangers, these large-scale abrasive blast booths remove unwanted substances from combat vehicles using stainless steel beads known as shot, which are propelled at about 12,000 revolutions per minute. RELATED STORIES September 17, 2018 Survey says . . . Tobyhanna Pines residents living large in a small neighborhood September 14, 2018 LRMC saves $3 million after medical equipment review September 12, 2018 Army equips first unit with new tactical media kits September 10, 2018 Army astronaut prepares for December launch to International Space Station September 10, 2018 APS-2 Zutendaal talks support equipment with Belgium Land System Section September 6, 2018 Electronics experience crucial to Anniston Army Depot mission September 6, 2018 Former depot leader speaks on Women's Equality Day September 5, 2018 Army depots join forces to repair military helicopters September 5, 2018 Red River recognized for maintenance excellence September 4, 2018 Winter is coming, equip your vehicle now August 30, 2018 1st TSC commanding general visits Red River Army Depot August 24, 2018 Huntsville Center awards unusually large contract to small Texas business August 24, 2018 Innovation leads depot into a greener future August 23, 2018 Proper licensing helps ensure safe material handling