Employment of the Aviation Heavy Helicopter Company (CH-54A Flying Crane).
Final rept. 28 Oct 68-1 Feb 69,
ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384
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The Army Concept Team in Vietnam evaluated the operations of the 273d Assault Support Helicopter Company Heavy. The 273d Company was composed of three platoons of three CH-54A helicopters each and one float CH-54A. The primary mission of the company was to provide combat support and combat service support airlift. The purpose of the evaluation was to document the capabilities and limitations of the company in performing support airlift missions, and to determine the adequacy of heavy lift helicopter company TOE. The 273d Company successfully carried out its assigned mission, providing satisfactory airlift movement of heavy supplies, equipment, vehicles, and aircraft to units throughout the III and IV CTZs. Analysis of all evaluation data resulted in 14 recommendations which, if satisfied, will improve the effectiveness of the heavy lift helicopter company.
- Transport Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies