Accession Number:

AD0440406

Title:

TAKEOFF AND LANDING CAPABILITIES OF THE CARIBOU CV-2B AIRCRAFT ON UNPREPARED SURFACES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Test were conducted to determine the performance of CV-2B airplanes when utilizing surfaces and environments similar to those encountered during the Air Force Project Rough Road Alpha. The tests indicate that the takeoff and landing performance of the CV-2B airplane, when operating at its maximum gross weight of 28,500 lbs, is better than that of the C-130B and the C-123B, even when these airplanes are operating near minimum practical gross weights. The takeoff and landing performance of the CV-2B operating at maximum gross weight is either equal to or better than that of the JC-130B, the NC-130B, and the YC-123H. The CV-2B equipped with reversing propellers demonstrates landing performance that is considerably better than that of any of the airplanes tested during the Air Force Project Rough Road Alpha.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE