Accession Number:

ADA277533

Title:

Performance Demonstration: UH-60Q External Rescue Hoist and Cargo Loadmeter

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The UH-60Q prototype MEDEVAC Black Hawk is configured to provide day night, adverse weather, emergency movement of patients. The objective of this report is to describe the results of capability demonstrations for operating the external rescue hoist and cargo hook. The external rescue hoist is electrically operated and includes a digital indication of the cable payout. Hoist operations were accomplished with manikins in Stokes and Skedco litters. External cargo loading operations were completed lifting a 1200-lb external load. External hoist and cargo load operations can be completed in the prototype aircraft with a typical MEDEVAC Black Hawk crew. The hoist operator is not able to operate the hoist from the crew seat. He has to push the litter clear of the aircraft tire and pull the weight of the litter aft to load it into the aircraft. The external cargo loading procedures essentially are unchanged with the addition of the cargo loadmeter. The aircraft crew stated that the loadmeter provided valuable information on the status of the external load. UH-60Q, MEDEVAC Black Hawk, Cargo hook, Medical equipment testing, External rescue hoist

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE