Military Pallets

463L Next Generation All Aluminum Pallet

The Next Generation 463L All Aluminum pallet brings new technology to the military air cargo transportation world. The ruggedized all-aluminum metal pallet eliminates months of downtime caused by repairs needed by using soft balsa wood cores of the legacy pallets. The Next gen useful life is 10 years without a repair (other than D-rings). The next generation all-aluminum construction with Friction Stir Welding technology brings the Warfighter a 100% mission “go” and minimizes the effects of harsh Combat environments.

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To request a quote, please contact the program manager.

VA Senior Project Manager
Dwight Brown
Office: (256) 580-3530

For field service, warranty, and other manuals and/or documentation, please email us with your inquiry.

All Aluminum Construction:

  • Superior durability using friction stir welded construction.
  • No risk of delamination, increased integrity and puncture resistant.
  • Corrosion resistant.
  • Significantly reduced pallet distortion /deflection.
  • Increased damage resistance during combat offload and austere airfield operations.
  • Resolves stacking, storage and monthly inspection limitations.

Tiedown Provisions:

  • D-Ring capacity tested up to
    11,250 lbs.


  • Improved strength, durability and tiedown capacity enables Next Generation All Aluminum pallets the ideal platform for special missions.


  • Reduced inspection intervals.
  • Field/Depot maintenance actions and are eliminated.
  • Significantly improved readiness and service life.

463L Next Generation All Aluminum Pallet

  • All Aluminum 463L (HCU-6/E) Pallet is unitized 6005A-T61 aluminum monolithic construction
  • Rigid platform with high damage tolerance without the legacy soft balsa wood core challenges
  • Eliminates field repair – fully recyclable

All Aluminum Pallet Design Meets or Exceeds the New MIL-DTL-27443 Rev G 463L (HCU-6/E) Cargo Pallet Military Specifications


  • NSN: 1670-01-670-0637
  • Dimensions: 108” W x 88” L x 2.25” H
  • Tare Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Capacity: 10,000 lbs.
  • Tiedown: 22 D-rings, rated for 7500 lbs. in any direction tested to 11,250 lbs.

Pallets are Compatible with all existing 463L Cargo Systems Aircraft Including the Following::

A-400M C-40 KC-10
C-5 C-130 KC-135
C-17 C-2 (Kawasaki) KC-46
C-27J CN-235 C-390 / KC-390
CH-53 CH-47 KC-30

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