Airworthiness and Flight Characteristics Test (A&FC) of AH-1S with Aircraft General Purpose Dispenser System (AGPDS)
Final rept. 12 May-16 Jun 1982
ARMY AVIATION ENGINEERING FLIGHT ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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The United States Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity conducted an Airworthiness and Flight Characteristics Tests AFC of a production AH-1S equipped with an M130 Aircraft General Purpose Dispenser System AGPDS. The AFC consisted of limited performance and handling qualities tests and was conducted from 12 May through 16 June 1982 at Edwards AFB, California. The tests were conducted to obtain performance and handling qualities data for inclusion in the operators manual. Installation of the M130 AGPDS on the AH-1S caused negligible effect on power required for level flight. No significant changes in handling qualities were found as a result of the M130 AGPDS.