Accession Number : AD0440406


Title :   TAKEOFF AND LANDING CAPABILITIES OF THE CARIBOU CV-2B AIRCRAFT ON UNPREPARED SURFACES


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA


Personal Author(s) : Kidwell, John C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/440406.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : Test were conducted to determine the performance of CV-2B airplanes when utilizing surfaces and environments similar to those encountered during the Air Force Project Rough Road Alpha. The tests indicate that the takeoff and landing performance of the CV-2B airplane, when operating at its maximum gross weight of 28,500 lbs, is better than that of the C-130B and the C-123B, even when these airplanes are operating near minimum practical gross weights. The takeoff and landing performance of the CV-2B operating at maximum gross weight is either equal to or better than that of the JC-130B, the NC-130B, and the YC-123H. The CV-2B equipped with reversing propellers demonstrates landing performance that is considerably better than that of any of the airplanes tested during the Air Force Project Rough Road Alpha.


Descriptors :   *TAKEOFF , *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS , SAND , CLAY , THRUST REVERSAL , RUNWAYS , LANDING GEAR , NOSE WHEELS , AIRCRAFT TIRES , LOADS(FORCES) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE