Accession Number:

AD0688165

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF A CRASH-RESISTANT FLAMMABLE FLUIDS SYSTEM FOR THE UH-1A HELICOPTER

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DYNAMIC SCIENCE INC PHOENIX AZ AVSER FACILITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

A crash test of a UH-1A helicopter was conducted to determine the effectiveness of a complete crash-resistant fuel, oil, and electrical system under severe accident conditions. The system included special crash-resistant fuel and oil tanks, flexible fuel and oil lines that replaced many rigid lines, and self-sealing breakaway valves and fluid-line disconnects at strategic locations. The aircraft was flown by remote control during the crash test, in which all fuel tanks were filled with emulsified JP-4 and the engine was operating on emulsified JP-4.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE