Accession Number:

ADA031184

Title:

Military Potential Test of the Turbine-Powered U-6 Airplane.

Descriptive Note:

Letter rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION TEST BOARD FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-09-13

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The U-6 aircraft manufacturer, in an effort to utilize the advantages of the turbine engine, modified a company-owned U-6 Airplane. The modification consisted principally of replacing the R-985 reciprocating engine with a T-74 PT6A-6 engine and lengthening the fuselage. An unsolicited proposal to test this airplane was submitted to the Headquarters, US Army Materiel Command USAMC. Headquarters, USAMC, directed that a comparative military potential test be conducted between a US Army U-6 and the Turbo-Beaver. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • VSTOL
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE