Category II Desert Test of the HH-53C Helicopter.
Final rept. 14 Jun-7 Aug 71,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA
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The purpose of the desert test was to determine the adequacy of the HH-53C systems and components during operation in a desert environment. Specific test objectives were to 1 Determine the adequacy of the HH-53C systems components and ground equipment for operation as specified in the aircraft model specification 2 Determine human requirements, i.e., the techniques or limitations involved to enable men to maintain and fly the aircraft in a desert 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, and procedures, etc., determined by previous evaluations 5 Determine the desert and hot weather operating procedures to be included in the Flight Manual 6 Compile environmental data for future fixes, modifications, and design purposes.