Accession Number : AD0814614

Title :   JUNGLE CANOPY PLATFORM SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct-30 Nov 66,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : Ulery, Vincent L.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A system of stainless steel nets and a platform was developed to aid in rapid deployment of troops down through heavy jungle canopies in Vietnam. Data collection was made on all phases of system operation, from hookup, to laying of the nets on top of the jungle canopy, to final retrieval, during a training phase conducted by the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) and during other non-combat operations.

Descriptors :   (*LANDING MATS, HELICOPTERS), STAINLESS STEEL, STRUCTURES, JUNGLES, PACKAGING, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, DEPLOYMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY, VIETNAM, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, MILITARY TACTICS, LOGISTICS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, EVACUATION, CASUALTIES, AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS, NETS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE