CH-47 Helicopter Internal Cargo Load and Restraint System Mock-Up Study
Technical note Aug 1977-Nov 1978
ARMY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY LABS FORT EUSTIS VA APPLIED TECHNOLOGY LAB
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A conceptual CH-47 helicopter internal cargo load and restraint system was designed, and a nonflightworthy functional mock-up of the system was constructed. Mock-up components consisted of a railroller and support grid, fore-and-aft cargo barriers, and a ball transfer table. The system was tested in a CH-47 and proved to be easily installed without aircraft modification. Ease of use with standard Army warehouse pallets and USAF 463 pallets was demonstrated. It was concluded that the system has potential for maximizing aircraft payload capabilities and improving cargo handling procedures significantly. The same technology could also be made applicable to utility helicopters.
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