TAKEOFF AND LANDING CAPABILITIES OF THE CARIBOU CV-2B AIRCRAFT ON UNPREPARED SURFACES
ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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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.
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