Accession Number:

AD0600741

Title:

Minimum Airdrop Altitudes for Mass Parachute Delivery of Personnel and Materiel Using Existing Standard Parachute Equipment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA AIRDROP ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Requirements of the Air Force computed air release point system CARP, parachute ballistic data input to the CARP solution, airdrop capability of troop carrier aircraft, present and recommended airdrop altitudes, performance capability of existing standard parachute equipment and changes to existing standard parachute equipment having potential for improving its capability for use at lower airdrop altitudes, were reviewed. Minimum airdrop altitudes considered feasible using existing unmodified standard parachute equipment were determined.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE