Evaluation and Design of Helicopter Revetments
Final rept. 1 Jun-13 Oct 1967
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The report describes the evaluation of twelve expedient revetments designed to be used for protection of UH-1 and CH-47 helicopters against shrapnel from the 120-mm mortar. The revetments were to require very little construction effort and time and have minimal cost. It was determined that a 4-ft-thick earth-filled wall would prevent penetration of shrapnel from the 120-mm mortar and that the UH-1 and CH-47 helicopters could most effectively be revetted by 5- and 10-ft-high walls, respectively. These statistics were used as the basis of design recommendations and dimensions for the expedient revetments that were field tested.
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