Accession Number:

AD0903107

Title:

Army Preliminary Evaluation II. Production OV-1D (Mohawk) Performance Addendum

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 12 Feb 1970-21 Jun 1971

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Performance and stability and control testing was conducted on the production model OV-1D airplane Mohawk to evaluate its capability to perform the aerial surveillance mission and to determine military specification compliance. Testing was conducted by the US Army Aviation Systems Test Activity between 14 and 24 July 1970 at the Grumman Aerospace Corporation facility at Calverton, New York. Nine flights were accomplished with a total of 20.5 hours required to complete the test. The performance portion of the test results is presented in this addendum. The performance of the OV-1D was found to be satisfactory for accomplishment of the intended mission. Inadequate single- engine performance was the only shortcoming which was found in the test aircraft. Additional testing of the OV-1D is recommended in order to determine the airworthiness and flight characteristics for incorporation in the operators manual. Author

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE