Accession Number:

AD0477482

Title:

AN EVALUATION OF FLEX-WING AIRCRAFT IN SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS FORCES INVOLVED IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PLANNING RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CA

Report Date:

1965-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Cost-effectiveness evaluations were made of several versions of flex- wing aircraft in support of civic action and counterinsurgency operations performed by the indigenous forces of underdeveloped nations. Powered flex-wing aircraft were compared with light fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft presently in or planned for inclusion in U. S. Army aviation inventories. These same aircraft were considered in the performance of routine logistic functions, alone and as part of towed flex-wing glider systems. The cost-effectiveness analyses were accomplished through simple models of situations derived from an analysis of four underdeveloped countries.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE