INDAL Mantis Shipboard Helo Handler (SHH)
December 11, 2016
The MANTIS Shipboard Helo Handler (SHH) is an aircraft mover designed specifically for deck and ground handling support of military helicopters and fighter aircraft, especially the new generation low ground clearance aircraft such as the Lynx Mk8. The Mantis enables safe helicopter manoeuvring ensuring maximum hangar space.
Watch a demonstration of the INDAL MANTIS aircraft handler above moving a heavy and light aircraft.
Video transcript for the hearing and visually impaired
The new way to move aircraft.
Capture Steer Mode: For approaching and maneuvering aircraft
Centre-point Steer Mode: For tight space maneuvering. Notice how the Matrix moves around a single point.
Solo Steer Mode: Used only when the Mantis is unloaded
The Matrix Capture system: Once the arms are raised with a load connected, the arms cannot be opened. This prevents the Aircraft from detaching once lifted off the ground.
Capture a Heavy Aircraft: Wheel remains in contact with the ground. Notice how the wheels are free to rotate. Look for the Matrix pins deflecting – see how the arms lift the wheel slightly.
Capture a Light Aircraft: Wheel is lifted clear of the ground. Height of lift is approximately 2”(50mm.).