Accession Number:

AD0671627

Title:

A GENERAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PREPARATION OF LOADS FOR DELIVERY BY AIRDROP

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA AIRDROP ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted to investigate, in detail, all aspects of the present systems for preparation and retrieval of supplies and equipment delivered by airdrop in an effort to simplify and optimize this phase of an airborne operation. Results of initial general analysis of the problem are presented. The planned approach and definition of the airdrop system models are described. Army requirements for types and quantities of supplies and equipment are evaluated. Time and cost factors are discussed. Problem areas are identified, specific tasks initiated based on findings are described and planned future activities are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE