Accession Number:

AD0750705

Title:

Systems for Rapid Preparation of Airdrop Loads

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AAI CORP BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted to develop new concepts and procedures for the airdrop of supplies and equipment which would significantly reduce the time and labor required to prepare airdrop loads for airdrop and retrieve them after the drop. A goal of equal importance is the reduction of airdrop malfunctions caused by improper rigging. Study of current rigging designs and procedures identified the tasks that were the most time consuming and the operations that contributed the higher rates of malfunctions. Thirty-two 32 concepts for equipment and procedures were developed which were judged to have sufficient merit to warrant consideration in the search for a system solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE