Accession Number:

AD0741240

Title:

Airdrop Systems Safety

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on materiel test procedure

Corporate Author:

ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The report describes a method for evaluation of airdrop equipment safety characteristics. It provides procedures for test preparation, initial inspection, preparation of questionnaires, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, personnel safeguards, and safety measures required on drop zone land and water. Appendices describe permanently installed airdrop equipment, identify the levels of safety hazards, and provide an example questionnaire. It is applicable to airdrop equipment restraining, extraction, retardation, and ground impact for rotary and fixed wing aircraft in the delivery of general materiels, excluding toxic or hazardoud items.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE