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Военная историяDevelopment and Use of the Waco CG-4A Cargo Glider Deceleration Parachute

Development and Use of the Waco CG-4A Cargo Glider Deceleration Parachute
Название: Development and Use of the Waco CG-4A Cargo Glider Deceleration Parachute
Автор: Charles L. Day and Leon B. Spencer
Издательство: USAF
Страниц: 17
Формат: PDF
Размер: 10 Мб
Качество: Хорошее
Год: не указан
Язык: английский
Для сайта: eKnigi.org

One of the biggest problems facing the architects of the USMF World War II Glider Program was finding a means of safely landing and stopping a fully-loaded and frequently overloaded CG-4A glider in some of the small fields of occupied Europe. To compound the problem, many of the glider landing zones in Normandy, France, was surrounded by earthen hedgerows on which grew 40 to 60 feet trees. During tactical flight training glider pilots were taught the techniques of losing altitude quickly; i.e., slowing the glider to just above stall speed, while at the same time using the wing spoilers and/or side slipping the glider. But side slipping a heavy glider close to the ground could be very dangerous. In addition to losing altitude quickly, a means of stopping the glider ground roll was also essential. Unless a solution to this dilemma was found quickly, many glider pilots and their passengers were in danger of being injured or killed during combat landings. Headquarters, USMF assigned the task of finding a solution to the problem to the Glider Branch of the Aircraft Laboratory at Wright Field, near Dayton, Ohio.

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