Data Presentation from Air-to-Air Combat Maneuvering between an S-76 and a UH-60A
ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS COMMAND ST LOUIS MO
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This report presents data measured during one-on-one air-to-air maneuvering tests involving Army UH-60A and Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. The engagements included preplanned maneuvering engagements as well as unstructured engagements in which both helicopters were maneuvered aggressively to gain a tactical advantage. The test program was conducted during July 1983 a the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, and included the OH-58A in addition to the two helicopters mentioned above. This report contains data only on the S- 76 and UH-60A data from the OH-58A has been published in two separate reports. The data for each helicopter are presented in the form of time histories of the various parameters of the various parameters as measured during the maneuvers. The parameters for which data are presented include aircraft position in space, pitch, roll, and sideslip attitueds pitch, roll, and yaw rates control positions load factor airspeed rotor speed altitude and engine torque. In addition to the tie histories, several of the parameters are cross-plotted using time as the associating variable. These cross-plots permit a ready assessment of the flight envelope utilized by each helicopter during the air combat maneuvering. Originator-supplied keywords Maneuverability Agility Air-to-Air combat Manuevers Flight testing and Data acquisition and instrumentation.
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