Aeronautical Design Standard Performance Specification Handling Qualities Requirements For Military Rotorcraft
ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL
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This specification contains the requirements for the flying and ground handling qualities of rotorcraft. It is intended that the specification should cover land based rotorcraft which have primary missions ranging from scout and attack to utility and cargo. Additional requirements or modified standards may be required for rotorcraft that have to operate from small ships in sea states resulting in more than small ship motion. Intended use is described in 6.1. The requirements of this specification are intended to assure that no limitations on flight safety or on the capability to perform intended missions will result from deficiencies in flying qualities. Flying qualities for the rotorcraft shall be in accordance with the provisions of this specification unless specific deviations are authorized by the Government. Additional or alternate special requirements may be specified by the procuring activity. For example, if the form of a requirement should not fit a particular vehicle configuration or control mechanization, the Government may, at its discretion, agree to a modified requirement that will maintain an equivalent degree of acceptability.