Development of an Ultra High Level Airdrop Container Concept.
Final rept. Jun 1974-May 1977
PAYNE INC ANNAPOLIS MD
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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.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Containers and Packaging
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies