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EVALUATION OF THE C-130E STABILITY AND CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS AND THE A/A32H-4 DUAL RAIL CARGO HANDLING SYSTEM DURING LOW LEVEL CARGO DELIVERIES
Final flight test rept. 28 Feb-15 Jul 1966
AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA
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The purpose of these tests was to determine the stability and control characteristics of the C-130E and the suitability of the AA32H-4 Dual Rail Cargo Handling System while performing low level ground proximity cargo deliveries. The test program consisted of 48 low altitude extraction system LAPES deliveries and 27 ground proximity extraction system GPES deliveries. The maximum single and total load LAPES deliveries executed were 25,000 and 28, 000 pounds, respectively. The maximum GPES delivery was 25,000 pounds.
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