Accession Number:

AD0862287

Title:

Aerial Very Heavy Lift Concepts for the 1990 Army. Volume 1. Basic Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ADVANCED MATERIEL CONCEPTS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

An ad hoc working group AHWG was convened by the US Army Advanced Materiel Concepts Agency AMCA to consider the technical feasibility of developing a very heavy aerial lift vehicle to be operational by 1990. The mission spectrum for such a vehicle was assumed similar to the proposed QMR for the heavy-lift helicopter except for the payload requirement which was increased in these considerations to approximately 50-60 tons. Shaft-driven and tip-driven helicopter concepts were given major consideration. Powerplant and transmission development and problems relating to subsystems, such as load handling and control, were treated. Vertical take-off and landing VTOL concepts that were not high disc loading were discussed. Short take-off and landing STOL was not considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE