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Sikorsky Advanced Cargo Aircraft (ACA)

hesham

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Hi,

anther program to US Army the ACA (Adevanced Cargo Aircraft) to
replace CH-47D helicopter,I think a new version of CH-47 is developed
to that program.
 

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ACA could have been the West's Cold War answer to the Mil-26. Although I doubt that there would be enough political will and cash for it to be built.


hesham said:
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The Sikorsky ACA Advanced Cargo Aircraft for US Army to replace
CH-47.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1991/1991%20-%202942.html?search=aircraft%201991
 

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hesham said:
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The Sikorsky ACA Advanced Cargo Aircraft for US Army to replace
CH-47.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1991/1991%20-%202942.html?search=aircraft%201991
and from NASA;
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19930018079_1993018079.pdf
 

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bit more on Sikorsky Advanced Cargo Aircraft (ACA) ca.1990

Accession Number : ADP006242

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

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP STRATFORD CT SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Jaran, Chris

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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 ft(9.75 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.

Descriptors : AIRCRAFT CABINS, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, ARMY, CROSS SECTIONS, DAY, DIAMETERS, ENGINES, EUROPE, HELICOPTER ROTORS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, INVENTORY, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, LATIN AMERICA, LENGTH, MISSIONS, PAYLOAD, REQUIREMENTS, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, ROTORS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SOUTHWEST ASIA, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, TILT, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, WARFARE, WEIGHT.

Subject Categories : HELICOPTERS
LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
http://oai.dtic.mil/oai/oai?verb=getRecord&metadataPrefix=html&identifier=ADP006242
 

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