Accession Number:

ADP006242

Title:

Design of the Advanced Cargo Aircraft: The U.S. Army's Next Generation Transport Rotorcraft. An Overview

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP STRATFORD CT SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A family of rotorcraft were defined to meet the projected requirements of the U.S. Army for combat airlift in the year 2000 and beyond. A detailed definition of equipment and mission load inventories was developed, and a knowledge-based simulation assessed the capability of various-size aircraft to transport these inventories in three combat theaters Europe, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Payload capabilities of 18, 26, 30, and 39 thousand lb 8, 165, 11,793, 13,608, 17,690 kg with 270 nm 500 km radius of action at Army hot day ambients were identified as potentially cost effective design points. A 9 X 9 ft 2.74 X 2.74 m cabin cross section was required, with a cabin length of 32 to 41 ft9.75 to 12.5 m depending on design payload. Single and tandem rotor helicopter solutions were defined for each of the four design payloads. A tilt rotor solution was also examined. A single roto configuration with a design gross weight of 94,000 lb 42,637kg, a rotor diameter of 122 ft 37.2m, and three engines served as a baseline for evaluation of the impact of various design criteria and system technology levels.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE