Accession Number : AD0282345

Title :   Q-2C PIN POINT LAND RECOVERY

Corporate Author : TEST SQUADRON (OPERATIONAL) (4750TH) TYNDALL AFB FLA

Personal Author(s) : SUCOV,JOEL

Report Date : 15 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Because of operational and maintenance problems associated with water recovery of Firebee drone targets, a project was established to develop a land recovery capability and evaluate its overall effectiveness. For the most part, structural and equipment damage incurred by land recovered drones was minor. The average man-hour expenditure to rehabilitate a land recovered drone was 36% less than required to rehabilitate a water recovered drone. In addition, for a land recovered drone, the maintenance turn around time in clock hours was reduced. To achieve these benefits, however, mission range time is compromised by the loss of approximately 30% of the available on-station time per drone flight. This sacrifice of available on station time can generate a requirement for additional drone flights. The test demonstrated that the pinpoint land recovery concept can be utilized to support daily Weapons Center requirements with a resultant decrease in maintenance workload and decrease in target range time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RECOVERY, *TARGET DRONES, EFFECTIVENESS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FLIGHT TESTING, LANDING, MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PARACHUTE DESCENTS, PARACHUTES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE