BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Successful completion of Army helicopter missions in future battle scenarios may well depend upon survival of the structure after battle damage. Survivability of a helicopter will depend significantly upon the structures ability to retain structural integrity. The principle purpose of this study is to develop a structural concept which assures a high degree of confidence in the integrity of a structure that has received combat damage. This study has been pursued because the Army needs to meet and provide a solution to the ever escalating high explosive anti-aircraft threat to the helicopter tail boom.