This discussion will present an overview of light helicopters of less than 4000 pounds gross weight used by both military and commercial aviation, Hughes Helicopters background in light helicopters, the design considerations and criteria used in the development of these helicopters, and the Army's entry into light helicopter development. It also offers some conjecture on the design considerations and criteria which might be used to develop a next generation light-weight, multi-purpose helicopter which could be used suitably by both military and commercial aviation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • AGARD Conference Proceeding No. 233; Rotorcraft Design; Paper presented at Flight Mech Panel Symposium, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California, May 16-19, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Advisory Group Aerospace Research and Development

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  • Authors:
    • Cohen, E E
    • Amer, K B
    • Moore, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AGARD Paper 10 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM