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Assessment of Navy Heavy Lift Aircraft Options

ISBN13: 9780833037916
ISBN: 0833037919
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Rand Publishing
Published Date:
Pages: 134

One-liner: Helicopters are valuable for carrying personnel and heavy cargo, including vehicles. Would one that could carry much more - up to 20 tons - be needed, usable, affordable, and survivable? 450-character abstract: Helicopters have gradually become able to carry more and heavier cargo, including vehicles. An aircraft that could carry even more than today's helicopters might be especially valuable when access to on-shore facilities is limited and working from shipboard becomes critical. But there are questions: Are they survivable, actually needed, and affordable. Can today's ships handle them? And can all the services interested in such an aircraft agree on its design and funding?