Accession Number:

AD0734313

Title:

Evaluation and Design of Helicopter Revetments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun-13 Oct 1967

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE