Accession Number:

AD0256736

Title:

SERVICE TEST OF SA-16 AIRPLANE FOR PARACHUTE DELIVERY OF PERSONNEL, SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT

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Corporate Author:

ARMY ARCTIC TEST CENTER FORT GREELY ALASKA

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Report Date:

1961-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This test investigated only the suitability of the SA-16 Airplane for Parachute Delivery of Personnel, Supplies, and Equipment. Tests were conducted in a temperature range of 8 F to -9 F, utilizing personnel equipped with full arctic combat equipment for jumps. Testing pertaining to parachute delivery of personnel, supplies, and e uipment was accomplished by personnel wearing full arctic clothing, to include the arctic mitten set. The test airplane was satisfactory with respect to a physical characteristics, b safe jump procedures, c parachute delivery of personnel when the parachutists individual equipment containers did not exceed 24 inches in length or 65 pounds in eight, d parachute delivery of supplies and equipment, e consecutive parachute delivery, f provisions and procedures for emergencies, and g towed parachutist procedures. The test airplane was unsatisfactory with respect to parachute delivery of personnel when the parachutists individual equipment containers exceeded 24 inches in length or 65 pounds in weight. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE