Emergency Repair Shelter for the CH47 Helicopter
Final rept. 22 Feb-30 Nov 1972
FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA
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The purpose of this task was to design, develop and fabricate two sets of emergency repair shelters to fit the CH47 helicopter. Each set was to consist of two individually separate units. The one is essentially a curtain like flap to enclose the rear cargo ramp opening. The other covers either the port or starboard engine and is comprised of a fiberglass framework and tent like shelter. In general, the shelters were required to be lightweight and easily erected and disassembled. They were to be constructed to withstand wind velocities up to 40 miles per hour. The report provides a discussion of the design considerations, a comprehensive description of the final shelter assemblies and instructions for their use.