Accession Number:

AD0736361

Title:

Parachute Retrorocket Airdrop System

Descriptive Note:

Final engineering rept. Sep 1967-Oct 1969

Corporate Author:

STENCEL AERO ENGINEERING CORP ARDEN NC

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

429.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of an in-depth exploratory study of the Parachute Retrorocket Airdrop System to determine its potential for meeting the technical, economic and operational requirements of an airdrop system capable of delivering supplies and equipment weighing from 2000 to 35,000 pounds from cargo aircraft flying at an altitude of 500 feet or less above the terrain. Actual airdrops were conducted to demonstrate system capability for loads weighing up to 35,000 pounds from low altitudes.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE