Accession Number : AD0163947

Title :   Variable Mode Sling for Helicopter Recovery Systems.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Drew,Gene R. ; Layman,Bobby C.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention relates to sling apparatus, designed primarily for recovery of disabled helicopters, but it is understood that it can be used for any purposes for which it is found applicable. The present invention provides a multi-mode sling capable of being oriented to handle the disabled aircraft at high velocity to avoid excessive pitching, and the sling geometry changed to accommodate a low speed recovery.

Descriptors :   (*SAFETY DEVICES, *PATENTS), (*HELICOPTERS, RECOVERY), PARACHUTE DESCENTS, MECHANICAL CABLES, DEPLOYMENT, RETRO ROCKETS

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE