Accession Number : ADA031886
Title : Military Potential Test of the UH-2A Helicopter.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION TEST BOARD FORT RUCKER ALA
Report Date : 25 Oct 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 122
Abstract : Tests were conducted to determine operational performance of the UH-2A Helicopter and T58-GE-8B engine in the ARmy environment. It was concluded that acceptance of a relatively complex UH-2A Helicopter in the Army inventory would defeat the intent and purpose of the Army program for a low cost, easy-to-maintain helicopter, and would result in an expensive modificaton program and in an increased cost of maintenance up-keep in exchange for a very modest increase in performance over present utility/tactical transport helicopters; that the UH-2A Helicopter is unsuitable for Army use as a utility/tactical transport helicopter; that modification of the UH-2A Helicopter to a suitable configuration for use as an Army utility/tactical transport is impracticable because of the total number of deficiencies and shortcomings found in its physical characteristics, configuration, and mission capability; and that the T58-GE-8B gas turbine engine is unsuitable for Army use because of its demonstrated operational deficiencies in the desert environment.
Descriptors : *HELICOPTERS , *NAVAL AIRCRAFT , *UTILITY AIRCRAFT , *ARMY AVIATION , TEST AND EVALUATION , ACCEPTANCE TESTS , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , DESERT TESTS
Subject Categories : Helicopters
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE