Accession Number:

AD0367893

Title:

MAXIMUM CARGO CAPABILITIES OF TRANSPORT VEHICLES. PART I - AIR TRANSPORTATION.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

REDSTONE ARSENAL HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1955-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

To comply with military characteristics for medium- and long-range missiles and rockets, it has become necessary to consider configurations and weights in excess of those encountered in previous antiaircraft and artillery ammunition. This report presents the cargo-carrying capabilities of air transportation for aircraft presently in production or proposed through 1960, and a forecast of capabilities possible from 1960 through 1970. This forecast is based upon a group of aircraft which are examples of the future plans of commercial aircraft companies. For 1955 and 1956, the dimensions and weight of the largest package that can be transported on the C-124C should be taken as the limiting values for an air transportable package. In 1957, the C-130A may be added as a measuring unit for the dimensions. The C-133A and R3Y-2 are not expected to be in common use before the latter part of this period. For 1960 through 1970, the dimensions of the cargo compartment of the SeaMistress are expected to be the limitation on package size. From preliminary findings, standard surface transportation in the 1960-1970 period appears to have more stringent restrictions on configurations and weights than does air transportation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE