Accession Number : AD0477482


Title :   AN EVALUATION OF FLEX-WING AIRCRAFT IN SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS FORCES INVOLVED IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS


Corporate Author : PLANNING RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CA


Personal Author(s) : Wise, R A ; Berberich, F J ; Moness, E ; Newland, S D ; Hansen, O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/477482.pdf


Report Date : 28 Feb 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 83


Abstract : Cost-effectiveness evaluations were made of several versions of flex- wing aircraft in support of civic action and counterinsurgency operations performed by the indigenous forces of underdeveloped nations. Powered flex-wing aircraft were compared with light fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft presently in or planned for inclusion in U. S. Army aviation inventories. These same aircraft were considered in the performance of routine logistic functions, alone and as part of towed flex-wing glider systems. The cost-effectiveness analyses were accomplished through simple models of situations derived from an analysis of four underdeveloped countries.


Descriptors :   *COUNTERINSURGENCY , *PARAWINGS , MOBILITY , TRANSPORTATION , PAYLOAD , COST EFFECTIVENESS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , COSTS , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , LOGISTICS , ARMY OPERATIONS , TACTICAL WARFARE , ARMY AIRCRAFT , GLIDERS , TOWED BODIES


Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE