Accession Number:

ADA190403

Title:

Evaluation of C-130/C-141 Prototype Gate Release Device System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

This test program was conducted to evaluate Container Delivery System CDS airdrop of equipment form C-130 and C-141 aircraft with a Gate Release Device GRD. The GRD was an electromagnetic device designed to replace the knife and pulley system presently used to release A-22 containers. Six tests were conducted form a C-130 and five from a C-141. The C-130 flew at 130 KIAS and the C-141 flew at 150 KIAS. The C-130 flew at altitudes ranging from 600 to 2,00 feet above ground level AGL and the C-141 at 1,00 feet AGL at test initiation. Container gross weights ranged form 575 to 2,325 pounds. Keywords Cargo parachutes Air drop operations Aerial delivery Jet transport aircraft CDSContainer Delivery System CVRCenter Vertical Restraints Rails.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE