DEVELOPMENT OF A CRASH-RESISTANT FLAMMABLE FLUIDS SYSTEM FOR THE UH-1A HELICOPTER
DYNAMIC SCIENCE INC PHOENIX AZ AVSER FACILITY
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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.
- Safety Engineering