Air Cushion Crash Rescue Vehicle (ACCRV)
Final rept. Sep 1985- Apr 1987
BELL AEROSPACE TEXTRON BUFFALO NY
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Current USAF crash rescue vehicles have been designed to operate on the roads, ramps, taxiways, and runways which make up a typical airbase. These vehicles perform quite well on these surfaces, however, due to their use of tires, with inflation pressures of 60-70 psi, these vehicles have only limited capability to operate over rough terrain and soft surfaces. Unfortunately, many aircraft accidents occur off of hard surfaces, in areas inaccessible to current crash rescue vehicles. To increase the mobility over these surfaces, an Air Cushion Crash Rescue Vehicle ACCRV has been designed by integrating a retractable air cushion system with a crash rescue vehicle. This report summarizes the preliminary design and trade-offs associated with the ACCRV programs.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Escape, Rescue and Survival