Accession Number:

AD0368426

Title:

AN OPEN-OCEAN V/STOL SEAPLANE FOR THE ASW MISSION

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DCAERODYNAMICS LAB

Report Date:

1965-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The results of preliminary vehicle design and mission-oriented operations analysis for predicted ASW systems are incorporated to form an index of tactical capability of an open-ocean seaplane. The vehicle is a canard configuration with free-propeller propulsion on tilting lifting surfaces. Regenerative cycle turboprop engines power six 20-foot-diameter propellers to achieve VTOL capability and efficient cruise at 275 knots for the 93,000-pound VTOL or 115,000-pound STOL aircraft. Computer simulation of mission performance covering several thousand hours indicates favorable utilization of manpower and equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE