Accession Number : ADA139354

Title :   Use of Helicopters to Develop Operational Concepts for V/STOL (Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing) Aircraft in Naval Missions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD AVIATION AND SURFACE EFFECTS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Montana,P S

PDF Url : ADA139354

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Vertical and short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) aircraft promise new operational capabilities for the Navy. In the past, new vehicle types have been slow in gaining acceptance because of the difficulty in visualizing how these new vehicles should be employed. Once built, experience gained with the vehicle evolved into an operational concept exploiting its best qualities. Now, competition for fiscal resources has reached a level from which it may be difficult to justify the development of any new vehicle without having a well-defined operational concept in hand. This report discusses the use of existing large helicopters to develop operational concepts for V/STOL in naval applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Vertical takeoff aircraft, *Short takeoff aircraft, Helicopters, Naval operations, Mission profiles, Lift, Hovering, Fuel consumption, Antisubmarine defense systems, Airborne early warning, Naval planning, Extrapolation, Technology forecasting

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      V/STOL
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE