An Evaluation of the Feasibility of Utilizing Balloon Systems for the Ship-to-Shore Transport of Military Cargo
TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER COLUMBUS OH
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The overall objective of the report was to provide an evaluation of the feasibility of using a Balloon Transport System BTS for transporting military cargo from ship to shore. These experimental and theoretical tasks concentrated upon the techniques for offloading, shoreward movement, and placement of containers, which provide the basic means of transporting military cargo. During the performance of these tasks, consideration was given to the military requirements for load capacity, discharge rate, range, safety, accuracy, reliability, mobility, and survivability in the ship-to-shore movement of containerized cargo, employing standard MILVANs -- which are 8 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 20 feet long, and have a fully loaded weight of 22.5 tons.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies