Accession Number : ADA111990

Title :   Advanced Internal Cargo System Concept Demonstration and Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 80-Sep 81,

Corporate Author : BOEING VERTOL CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Ednie,C

PDF Url : ADA111990

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This report describes the design and development activity resulting in an 'add-on' cargo handling system for the CH-47 helicopter. Design activity was initiated as a result of cargo handling problems encountered in the European Theater. The Applied Technology Laboratory at Fort Eustis, Virginia, designed and fabricated a mock-up of an internal cargo handling system that demonstrated a practical approach for an add-on system for the CH-47. An evaluation of this mockup, together with the results of an investigative field trip to the European Theater, led to the requirements definition for the cargo handling system. The cargo handling system can be installed in a CH-47 helicopter with no modifications to the primary structure. The system can handle 463L pallets, warehouse pallets and special munitions. The system includes forward and aft barriers to minimize tiedown requirements, ramp extensions to allow easy fork-lift loading and a fuselage levelling system. Functional tests of the system resulted in minor modifications to the original hardware. The modified hardware has been successfully installed and demonstrated in a CH-47C and a CH-47D model helicopter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CARGO HANDLING, *HELICOPTERS, LOADING(HANDLING), PALLETS, BARRIERS, ROLLERS, RESTRAINT, UNLOADING, FUSELAGES, LEVELING, FLOORS, STRAPS, FORKLIFT VEHICLES, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, TRACKS, CHANNELS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CRASHWORTHINESS, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, TEST AND EVALUATION, ARMY EQUIPMENT, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE