Rail Locks for Strategic Brigade Airdrop

Stoddard, Mark L.
September 2000
Army Logistician;Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p26
Features the certification of the C-17 dual-row airdrop system (DRAS) in the United States. Assistance of the aircraft to strategic brigade airdrop; Use of dual logistics rail systems within the aircraft; Effects of decreasing C-17 nose-up angle; Impact of the changing of gravity on DRAS loads.


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