Accession Number : AD0371681

Title :   TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN STUDY, AIRMOBILE ARTILLERY VOLUME 2

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP STRATFORD CT SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Stuckal, Ernest

PDF Url : AD0371681

Report Date : Mar 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : The technical feasibility of an airmobile artillery weapon system has been established for dual-weapon and single-weapon systems. Four outstanding conclusions were drawn: (1) A fully developed, special-purpose airmobile artillery weapon system permits development of a radically new artillery concept: deployment, fire power delivery, and rapid, even immediate, withdrawals in heretofore inaccessible areas. (2) The concept shows significant promise even with a system made up of existing aircraft and armament. (3) If a single-weapon capability is used, a CH-3B equipped with 4.5 in. spin stabilized (S.S.) rockets will deploy, deliver fire power, and be capable of immediate withdrawal in one-fourth of the time required for the dual-weapon system studies. (4) For the mission specified, a single-rotor helicopter can be designed to carry a 105-mm gun-boosted rocket that will show the same time advantage just mentioned, but with an estimated 65% increase in weapon range and 500% increase in accuracy over the 4.5-in. spin stabilized rocket system.

Descriptors :   *ARTILLERY ROCKETS, *HELICOPTERS, AIRCRAFT PROTUBERANCES, AIRFRAMES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ERRORS, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, HOWITZERS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, RADIO NAVIGATION, ROTOR BLADES(ROTARY WINGS), SPIN STABILIZED AMMUNITION

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE