Accession Number:

ADA071343

Title:

Preliminary Airworthiness Evaluation ah-1S Helicopter Installed with Enhanced Cobra Armament System (ah-1S/ECAS)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Aug 1978

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION ENGINEERING FLIGHT ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

The United States Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity conducted a preliminary airworthiness evaluation of the Enhanced Cobra Armament System ECAS with the universal turret subsystem and M-197 20mm gun installed. The purpose of the test was to evaluate the effects of turret installation and weapons firing on the helicopter. Additionally, a limited stability and control evaluation of the helicopter gun stowed was conducted. Flight testing was performed at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, and consisted of 27 flight test hours 15 productive.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE