A PARACHUTE RETROROCKET RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR AIRDROP OF HEAVY LOADS
ARMY NATICK LABS MA
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The report presents the results of an in-depth exploratory development study of a parachute retrorocket recovery system for the airdrop of cargo loads weighing up to 50,000 pounds and the results of actual drop tests of loads weighing from 3000 to 35,000 pounds. The study indicates that a parachute retrorocket recovery system is particularly feasible for the recovery of airdrop loads and may prove to be the only practical system for heavy loads, especially if low altitude is a requirement.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Rocket Engines