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A STUDY OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT AERIAL DELIVERY AND RETRIEVAL TECHNIQUES
Final rept. 1 Jul 1965-1 Aug 1966
LOCKHEED-GEORGIA CO MARIETTA ADVANCED CONCEPTS DEPT
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Analytical studies were conducted for the purpose of defining optimum systems for the aerial delivery of payloads in the 35,000 to 70,000-pound range and the aerial retrieval of payloads in the 3,000 to 10,000-pound range. A generalized approach was utilized in the analysis and evaluation of candidate systems for both functions. Included in the study was a definition of requirements for each operational phase, the development of criteria for concept classification and selection, feasibility analyses of candidate concepts, and a comparison of operational characteristics of delivery and retrieval concepts. Selected concepts were employed in the formulation of complete systems, for which detailed performance analyses and evaluations were conducted. Conclusions formed on the basis of the analytical study are presented.
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