Accession Number:

AD0875578

Title:

Climatic Laboratory Test. OH-58A Helicopter Equipped with XM27E1 Machine Gun Armament System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 68-Feb 70,

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

An environmental test was conducted in the Climatic Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base AFB, Florida, to determine the adequacy of the OH-58A helicopter for its intended use in extreme temperature environments. The pilots body temperatures was recorded during the test. The testing consisted of 11 data runs for a total of 13.1 hours. The aircraft is generally acceptable for operation between 0 and 105 F. Operation of the aircraft above 105 F is limited by restriction of power available because of turbine outlet temperature limitations and by reduction of the pilots ability to perform his required tasks because of fatigue. Operation of the aircraft below 0 F is limited by four deficiencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE