Accession Number : AD0695800

Title :   LONG-LINE LOITER: IMPROVEMENT OF SOME FREE-FALL AND CIRCLING-LINE TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun-Dec 68,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Simons,John C. ; Dixon,B. C.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Maneuvering techniques for fixed-wing aircraft positioning a towed mass near the center of an on-pylon are discussed. Free-fall and circling-line techniques were improved and several applications demonstrated. Successful ground launching of 100 pound masses with the system prompted a decision to man-rate it for air to ground pickup of personnel. New delivery and retrieval methods are discussed. Future efforts involving longer lines and heavier masses are discussed in terms of flying lines, lifting surfaces, a long-line loiter (LLL) simulator, and a large cabin aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL PICKUP SYSTEMS, TOWED BODIES), (*AIR DROP OPERATIONS, TOWED BODIES), SKIP BOMBING, MANEUVERABILITY, CLIMBING, TURNING FLIGHT, TOWING CABLES, SYNTHETIC FIBERS, LIFT, ACCURACY

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE