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