Accession Number : AD0736187

Title :   Air Skimmer Program (X-28A).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AERO MECHANICS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : D'Apuzzo,Nicholas E.

Report Date : 30 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The objective of the task was to explore the potential usefulness of a small, single-seat seaplane for civil police patrol duties in Southeast Asia. Investigation of existing private and sport aircraft and subsequent flight evaluation testing of one such vehicle indicate that the Osprey 1, Navy designation X-28A, may afford a good baseline configuration which with certain refinements could provide a vehicle suitable for operational use.

Descriptors :   (*COUNTERINSURGENCY, *SEAPLANES), (*POLICE, SOUTHEAST ASIA), FLIGHT TESTING, MANEUVERABILITY, STABILITY, TURNING FLIGHT, TAKEOFF, LEVEL FLIGHT, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, ACCEPTABILITY

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE