Accession Number:

ADA031886

Title:

Military Potential Test of the UH-2A Helicopter.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION TEST BOARD FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to determine operational performance of the UH-2A Helicopter and T58-GE-8B engine in the ARmy environment. It was concluded that acceptance of a relatively complex UH-2A Helicopter in the Army inventory would defeat the intent and purpose of the Army program for a low cost, easy-to-maintain helicopter, and would result in an expensive modificaton program and in an increased cost of maintenance up-keep in exchange for a very modest increase in performance over present utilitytactical transport helicopters that the UH-2A Helicopter is unsuitable for Army use as a utilitytactical transport helicopter that modification of the UH-2A Helicopter to a suitable configuration for use as an Army utilitytactical transport is impracticable because of the total number of deficiencies and shortcomings found in its physical characteristics, configuration, and mission capability and that the T58-GE-8B gas turbine engine is unsuitable for Army use because of its demonstrated operational deficiencies in the desert environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE