Accession Number:

ADA046156

Title:

Development of an Ultra High Level Airdrop Container Concept.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1974-May 1977

Corporate Author:

PAYNE INC ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A study was undertaken to determine the form and aerodynamic characteristics of an airdrop container capable of achieving a specified accuracy when dropped from ultra-high levels. This study resulted in a final design for a semi-streamline aeroshell which was shown to meet the limited technical criteria on which the program was based. During the program, half- scale models were dropped from helicopters at Natick, and wind-tunnel tested in the University of Maryland Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel. A six-degree-of freedom trajectory program was assembled and proven. It is now available for a statistical analysis of delivery accuracy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Containers and Packaging
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE