Nomenclature: GSS-1497B
Part Number (Shielded): 206623
Part Number (Unshielded): 206624

The lightweight model GSS-1497 (shown here on vehicle) electronic equipment shelter goes beyond the normal lightweight shelter construction technology. The GSS-1497 offers the lightest enclosure possible that is consistent with rugged mobility, RFI integrity, and performance under environmental extremes.
The GSS-1497 utilizes the same construction method applied in the combat-proven S-250 and S-280 shelters. Sandwich panel construction consists of a polyurethane foam core, aluminum skins, and a framework of high strength welded and riveted aluminum alloy extrusions. This traditional foam-and-beam panel construction allows for quick, easy installation of strong rivnut anchor points for mounting mission equipment. Foam-and-beam construction facilitates ease of modification, repair, and maintenance.
At 547 lbs., the GSS-1497's reduced weight increases the maximum payload and extends the range of the HMMWV during tactical operations. Your specific mission requirements can be met by tailoring the GSS-1497 without violating the payload requirements of the HMMWV. Since the shelter was designed for dedicated use with the HMMWV, bulky tie-down slings are not required. The GSS-1497 is easily bolted onto the vehicle with a bolt-on attachment kit. C-130 drive-on/back-off capability meets your transportation needs.

Performance Specifications:
Designed to meet the shelter performance specification defined in MIL-S-44408
Weight: 547 lbs.
Payload: 3,300 lbs.
Roof Load:
Snow and Ice: 40 lbs./sq. ft.
Personnel and Equipment: 660 lbs. over a 2 sq. ft. area
Floor Load: 1,000 lbs. over 2 sq. ft. area without permanent deformation
Member Loading: Wall, roof, and floor tensile load 1,000 lbs. followed by 100 inch-pounds torque load 5/16"-18 UNC inserts
Temperature Extremes:
Operating: -65° F to +125° F plus solar load
Non-operating: -80° F to +160° F

Heat Transfer: U-factor - 0.46 BTU/hr./sq. ft./° F
RFI Shielding: In excess of 60 dB over 150 kHz to 10 GHz for electric and magnetic fields and plane waves measured IAW MIL-STD-285
Watertightness: Tested to 21 inch fording depth and to simulated rainfall
Lifting Eyes: Four (4) eyes with 3 in. inside clearance. 14,400 lbs. tensile load per corner in any direction
Towing Eyes: Four (4) eyes with 1.50 in. inside clearance. 5,000 lbs. tensile load per corner in any direction
Access Ladder: Standard ladder with external mounting bracket
Roof Access Steps: Two (2) recessed folding steps in sidewall and one roof handhold
Generator tunnel
Roof mounted escape hatch

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About Wenzlau Engineering

Wenzlau Engineering, Inc. was established in 1956 to provide engineering solutions for the protection and mobilization of sophisticated electronic systems. We remain focused on our initial mission to provide each customer with a single source for mobile products and services resulting in a solution that is cost effective, quick to market and consistently reliable. Our extensive capabilities allow us to assist our clients throughout a program, including conceptualization, business development, engineering, project management, manufacturing, testing, and after sales support.