PARACHUTE REEL-OUT REEL-IN LOW ALTITUDE AIRDROP EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT
AAI CORP COCKEYSVILLE MD
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Results and conclusions are reported for work accomplished on the program, during the period 30 November 1965 through 31 August 1966, of evaluating parachute reel inreel out systems designed to permit airdrops to be made from altitudes of 500 feet or less and with vertical velocities of the cargo at ground impact not exceeding 28.5 fps, with as little horizontal motion as possible. The weight range of the cargos of interest is between 2000 and 35000 lb. Cargo descent trajectory data and candidate reel system designs are presented and discussed in the report. A review of the program requirements is also included.
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