• Short Summary

    THE FEASIBILITY AND PRACTICABILITY OF REFUELLING A HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT, USING THE CONVENTIONAL PROBE AND DROGUE SYSTEMS USED BY JET AIRCRAFT WAS DEMONSTRATED BY A TEST TEAM AT THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, AT CHERRY POINT, NORTH CAROLINA.

  • Description

    THE FEASIBILITY AND PRACTICABILITY OF REFUELLING A HELICOPTER IN FLIGHT, USING THE CONVENTIONAL PROBE AND DROGUE SYSTEMS USED BY JET AIRCRAFT WAS DEMONSTRATED BY A TEST TEAM AT THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, AT CHERRY POINT, NORTH CAROLINA.

    A U.S. AIR FORCE CH-3C HELICOPTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A SERIES OF AERIAL REFUELLING TESTS, WHICH INCLUDED HOOKING UP TO THE BULK TANKS OF A KC-130F HERCULESE AIRCRAFT.

    THE NEW CONCEPT OF REFUELLING HELICOPTERS, OFFICIALS SAID, WOULD ENABLE THE POWERFUL CH-3C AMPHIBIOUS HELICOPTER TO CARRY OUT RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS AT RANGES UNTIL NOW BELIEVED TO BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR HELICOPTERS.

    THE NEW TECHNIQUE WILL HAVE SPECIAL COMBAT APPLICATIONS FOR THE THOUSANDS OF HELICOPTERS ENGAGED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM. IT WILL ALLOW THEM TO LOITER MID-AIR IN THE VICINITY OF AREAS UNDER ATTACK FOR PROLONGED PERIODS, READY TO MOVE IN IMMEDIATELY SHOULD THEIR SERVICES BE NEEDED.

    AT THE SAME TIME, THE NEW TECHNIQUE WILL ASSIST IN THE U.S. SPACE PROGRAMME FOR IT COULD BE USED TO RECOVER ASTRONAUTS AND THEIR SPACECRAFTS FROM ANY POINT ON EARTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA81K1N7TND7EOPWVXCBCBG1Y4
    Media URN:
    VLVA81K1N7TND7EOPWVXCBCBG1Y4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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