Accession Number : AD0865038

Title :   Service Test of the CH-47C Helicopter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Oct 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION BOARD FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Huff, Harold L., Jr. ; Venegas, Manuel G.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 276

Abstract : The US Army Aviation Test Board service tested the CH-47C Helicopter to determine its suitability for Army use. The test was conducted at Fort Rucker, Alabama; Apalachicola, Florida; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona (desert environment); and Fort Carson, Colorado (high elevation environment). A total of 172 flight hours was accumulated during the period. The CH-47C was compared to the CH-47A and B and to the Revised Military Characteristics for Medium Transport Helicopter. The flight characteristics, performance, operational capabilities, and maintainability of the CH-47C were enhanced over those of the CH-47A and B.

Descriptors :   (*HELICOPTERS, FLIGHT TESTING), (*TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, LOGISTICS), HOWITZERS, ARTILLERY, PASSENGER VEHICLES, ARMORED VEHICLES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, DESERTS, HIGH ALTITUDE, FLIGHT CREWS, HEAT, STRESSES, RELIABILITY, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, FAILURE, FAILURE(MECHANICS), AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, DESERT TESTS, TROPICAL TESTS.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE