Accession Number:

AD0257628

Title:

OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION GAS TURBINE COMPRESSOR AND POWER UNIT MODEL GTCP-85-91

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TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A test was conducted to determine the suitability of using gas turbine power units in place of heavier conventional gasoline power units for the Air Weapons Control System AWCS 412L. As a result of this test it was determined that the GTCP-85-91 gas turbine unit is reliable, provides stable power and will accept an abnormal heavy starting load without difficulty. It is suitable for providing 60 or 400 cycle ground power to theAWCS 412L system. The lightweight turbine is readily transportable and quickly placed in operation. It will accept full load within 25 seconds after start. It is easily maintained and comparatively trouble free. Overhaul time is much less than for conventional engines. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE