Accession Number:

AD0266873

Title:

Modification and Testing of a One-Place Inflatoplane GA-468.

Descriptive Note:

Final engineering rept.

Corporate Author:

GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Development of the one-place Inflatoplane since the completion of the prototype development program is reported. Tests were conducted on the prototype and ten improved, field evaluation models. Modifications in the evaluation aircraft gave greater strength, improved performance, and increased life and utility. Developments to date indicate the inflatable aircraft is well suited to applications where minimum storage space and weight, air droppability, rapid preparation for flight, excellent short field capability, good flight characteristics, and long range are required. Illustrations show the final aircraft configuration dimensions as well as the plane in its inflated and packaged form. A report of the H36-A engine test and operation is appended. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE