Army Preliminary Evaluation YAH-1R Improved Cobra Agility and Maneuverability Helicopter.
Final rept. 17 Feb-7 Mar 1975
ARMY AVIATION ENGINEERING FLIGHT ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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The United States Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity conducted in 1975 on preliminary evaluation of the improved Cobra agility and maneuverability helicopter, designated the YAH-1R. During the test, 17 flights were flown for a total of 20.0 flight hours, 12.9 of which were productive. Testing was limited to an evaluation of aircraft handling qualities with emphasis on low-speed flight characteristics at gross weights of approximately 10,000 pounds. Numerous recommendations are made concerning improvement to the power management system of the YAH-1R helicopter. A total of 15 shortcomings were identified.
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