Accession Number:

AD0667652

Title:

GROUND DISTRIBUTION CONTOUR MEASUREMENTS FOR FIVE FIRE-BOMBERS CURRENTLY USED IN CANADA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of the fire-bomber ground distribution tests made at Uplands Airport during the spring, summer, and fall of 1967. A total of 37 contour patterns is presented for five of the major existing fire-bombers currently used in Canada the Turbo-Beaver, the Otter, the Twin Otter, the TBM Avenger, and the Canso. Pertinent meteorological data, speeds, altitudes, and recovery percentages are included with each contour pattern, and contour lengths and enclosed areas are calculated for each drop distribution. The effects on the ground distribution of using long-term retardant and a water-thickening additive are also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Forestry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE