Accession Number:

AD0477084

Title:

XC-142A V/STOL TRANSPORT TRI-SERVICE LIMITED CATEGORY 1 EVALUATION

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

The objective was to evaluate the tilt-wing VSTOLs capabilities, characteristics, and problems and to determine its readiness for Category 2 testing. Performance, stability and control, and systems operation data were obtained. The XC-142A design objective was to provide a full scale tilt-wing V STOL transport aircraft with which the operational capabilities could be determined for VSTOL aircraft in general and tilt-wing VSTOL aircraft in particular. It was not intended to be a production model. As a concept evaluation vehicle it was generally satisfactory. The aircraft was safe and simple to fly.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE