Accession Number : AD0778199

Title :   UH-1 Ground Handling Wheel Adapter Bars for OH-58 Helicopters. Prototype Design, Fabrication, and User Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Gurganious,Joseph T.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : In response to the Army's need to move OH-58 helicopters over difficult terrain areas, USALWL devised and developed the UH-1 Ground Handling Wheel Adapter Bar System for OH-58 Helicopters. The system was feasibility tested by USAATB, Fort Rucker. It was user evaluated by MASSTER and 1st Cav. Div. at Fort Hood, and by 101st Airborne Div. at Fort Campbell. Conclusions indicate that the UH-1 Ground Handling Wheel Adapter Bar System can provide the Army with a safe, practical, and suitable means for ground handling the OH-58 helicopters over unprepared terrain. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Helicopters, *Ground support equipment, *Adapters, Modification, Mobile, Towing, Terrain, Forward areas, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE