ENGINEERING TEST (AIRWORTHINESS AND PERFORMANCE TESTS) OF UH-1C HELICOPTER WITH CLUSTER, CANISTER, RIOT CONTROL CS, 130 LB, E-159.
Final rept. May-Nov 66,
ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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Flight tests were conducted at Edwards Air Force Base by USAAVNTA personnel to develop a jettison and firing envelope for the E-159 system suspended from a M-75 grenade launcherM-60C machine gun equipped UH-1C helicopter. This report includes the recommended safe jettison and firing envelopes. Effects on UH-1C performance, stability and control characteristics are included in this report. No flight control correction was required during or after the firing andor jettison of the E-159. Single E-159 canister loading was not recommended, nor was jettison of the empty strongback. The previously reported self-excited, undamped pylon motion vibration characteristics were observed during these tests. These vibration characteristics were considered to be unsatisfactory and require correction. Author
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