Aerial Very Heavy Lift Concepts for the 1990 Army. Volume 1. Basic Report
ARMY ADVANCED MATERIEL CONCEPTS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA
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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.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies