Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1955 Bellanca Aerial Delivery Sled in the US Air Force's supply system

In 1955 the Bellanca Aircraft Corp. manufactured the aerial delivery sled for the US Air Force. The container was designated A-16 and had a National Stock Number (NSN 1670-00-234-8354).

The sled could be parachuted into a remote area and then could be easily towed due to its light weight. The sled was designed to be very light weight and was built from a magnesium alloy and weighs only 25 lbs. while measuring 21”wide x 14” high x 44” long.

The sled has a sealed top cover that is held in place with clamp latches. New, the sled cost between $1400 and $2200 and were eventually sold as surplus.


  1. Just got one yesterday at a moving sale. Was hoping to get an idea of vintage value. Thought it was a cool find regardless.

    1. Well, you really scored! You got the sled, and an idea of what you might sell it for if you flip it. How much did you spend on it, and what did you buy it for? Just, the cool factor? I know I would