Accession Number : AD0680283

Title :   DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, FABRICATION, AND TESTING OF SMALL AND LARGE LOAD-BEARING PALLETS FOR THE CH-54 'FLYING CRANE' HELICOPTER

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : BROOKS AND PERKINS INC DETROIT MI

Personal Author(s) : Krolikiewicz, M

PDF Url : AD0680283

Report Date : Oct 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The CH-54A helicopter's load-bearing capability was limited to loads which had the structural integrity to be suspended by slings or could be carried in pods suspended underneath the helicopter. The operation of the helicopter with these loads was limited to fair weather. To increase the load-bearing capability of the helicopter in fair weather and to permit operation in inclement weather, small and large load-bearing pallets which can be suspended from the helicopter were designed and developed. The results of tests performed indicated that the use of these load-bearing pallets enables the helicopter to carry loads which are bulky and/or do not possess the structural integrity to be suspended by slings from the helicopter.

Descriptors :   *CARGO, *HELICOPTERS, *PALLETS, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE