Accession Number:

AD0775832

Title:

OH-6A Design and Operational Flight Loads Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SUMMA CORP CULVER CITY CA HUGHES HELICOPTERS DIV

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

An analysis and correlation of OH-6A helicopter engineering design values and actual operational values recorded in Southeast Asia is presented. The operational data are based on USAAMRDL Technical Report 71-60, Flight Loads Investigation of OH-6A Helicopters Operating in Southeast Asia. The parameters involved include mission profiles, rotor drive system, and main and tail rotor fatigue load spectra, damage rates, and service lives. Recommendations are made for additions and changes to improve the structural design criteria for future Army observation helicopters.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE