Category II Arctic Tests of the HH-53C Helicopter.
Final rept. 5 Jan-26 Feb 71,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA
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The purpose of the arctic test was to determine the adequacy of the HH-53C, systems and components during operation after extended soaks in an arctic environment. Specific test objectives were to 1 Determine the adequacy of the HH-53C systems components and ground equipment for operation in accordance with AFR 80-31 and as specified in the aircraft model specification 2 Determine human requirements, i.e., the requirements for men to maintain and fly the aircraft in an arctic environment 3 Verify and amplify the results of the Climatic Laboratory tests as well as to determine additional deficiencies revealed by the increased operational capability over that available in the Climatic Laboratory 4 Test modifications, fixes, procedures, etc., determined from the Climatic Laboratory tests 5 Determine the cold weather operating procedures to be included in the Flight Manual and 6 Compile environmental data for future fixes, modifications, and design purposes.