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Recommended

* Comanche Kill Shocks Show - Fetzer Group (PDF)
* Comanche RAH-66 - 21st Century Multi-Mission Helicopter (PDF)
* Design and pilot evaluation of the RAH-66 Comanche Core AFCS (PDF)
* Design and pilot evaluation of the RAH-66 Comanche selectable control modes (PDF)
* "Impossible To Resist" - The Development of Rotorcraft Fly-By-Wire Technology (PDF)


Document Websites

Army Aviation Digest Archive
Bruce D. Kothmann : Technical Papers (Note that Bruce Kothmann is an Engineer of Boeing Defense and Space Group)
CCRP - Command and Control Research Program
Department of Defense Reports
DTIC Online - Public Scientific & Technical Information
NASA Ames Reseach Center Aeromechanics Branch (some interesting/related stuff on 'Publications' page)
NASA Technical Reports Server
Publications: Penn State Vertical Lift Center of Excellence
U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)

Search for the keywords 'RAH-66 Comanche' (no quotes) on any of the above websites with a search feature.


Documents

Cobra or Comanche? Supporting Operational Maneuver From The Sea (HTM)
COMANCHE (RAH-66) - FY01 Activity (HTML)
COMANCHE MISSION EQUIPMENT (HTM)
RAH-66 Comanche-Eyes and Ears for the 21st Century - pg 1 (HTML)
RAH-66 Comanche Operational Requirements Document (HTM)


Portable Document Format (hosted on site; sources unknown)

Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue (CRS Report for Congress) (PDF)
Digital Fly-by-Wire Technology (PDF)
Energy-Absorbing Pilot Seats for RAH-66 Comanche (DV) (PDF)
Helicopter/Weapon System Integration (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche Brochure #1 (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche Brochure #2 (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche Overview (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche Program Overview (AIAA) (PDF)
THE COMANCHE HELICOPTER: A PROMISE THE ARMY COULD NOT KEEP (PDF)


Portable Document Format and other

An Analysis of the Impact of Reliability and Maintainability on the Operating and Support (O&S) Costs and Operational Availability (AO) of the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter (PDF)
Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue (PDF)
Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue (PDF)
Army Programs - Comanche (RAH-66) (PDF)
Assessment of Crew Workload for the RAH-66 Comanche Force Development Experiment 1 (PDF)
Case Study - RAH-66 Comanche, Torque Limiting Device - By The Peregrine Falcon Corporation (PDF)
Comanche Kill Shocks Show - Fetzer Group (PDF)
Comanche Process Improvement Vision and Initiatives (PDF)
Comanche RAH-66 - 21st Century Multi-Mission Helicopter (PDF)
Comanche Turreted Gun System (PDF)
Concept for the Objective Force Concept Summary - Untitled (PDF)
Digital Fly-by-Wire Technology (PDF)
Ducted Fans (PDF)
Energy-Absorbing Pilot Seats for RAH-66 Comanche (DV) (PDF)
"Impossible To Resist" - The Development of Rotorcraft Fly-By-Wire Technology (PDF)
Low-Cost Composite Materials and Structures for Aircraft Applications (PDF)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (PDF)
Numerical Evaluation of Main Rotor Pylon Flowfields on the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter (PDF)
Outlook/Specifications - Radars & Sensors (PDF)
The Effect of Helmet Mounted Display Field-of-View Configurations on Target Acquisition (PDF)
THE ROLE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN SIMULATION BASED ACQUISITION: A CASE STUDY BASED ON EXPERIENCES IN THE RAH-66 COMANCHE PROGRAM (PDF)
Unsteady RAH-66 Comanche Flowfield Simulations Including Fan-In-Fin (PDF)
Warnings, Cautions and Advisories: A Systematic Approach to Development (PDF)
XM301 20mm Lightweight Gatling Gun (PDF)

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PowerPoint Presentations

Future Combat Systems - C4ISR and Networked Fires (PPT)
"Future Combat Systems FCS Program" - PowerPoint presentation
Physics by Example (PPT)
PowerPoint Presentation - Control & Dynamical Systems (PPTX)
Redstone Arsenal Comanche Briefing | A Powerpoint presentation said to be circa 2004 from redstone.army.mil (PPT)

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Army Aviation Digest Archive

Army Aviation Digest - May/June 1991 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - July/August 1991 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - September/October 1991 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - March/April 1992 (PDF)


For more, go to the Army Aviation Digest Archive.

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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

The following documents are hosted at the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

A Bold 21st Century Strategy for U.S. Army Airborne ISR (PDF)
A Case History of the United States Army RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter (PDF)
A Proposed Aviation Training Strategy to Ensure Relevancy in the Objective Force (PDF)
Achieving Helicopter Modernization with Advanced Technology Turbine Engines (PDF)
Acquisition: Acquisition Management of the RAH-66 Comanche (D-2003-087) (PDF)
Adequacy of U.S. Army Attack Helicopter Doctrine to Support the Scope of Attack Helicopter Operations in a Multi-Polar World (PDF)
ADST Software Design Document, Volume 2. AIRNET Comanche Upgrades. (PDF)
Advanced Distributed Simulation Technology Advanced Rotary Wing Aircraft. System/Segment Specification Volume 4. Simulation System Module RAH-66 Kit (PDF)
Advanced Distributed Simulation Technology Advanced Rotary Wing Aircraft. System/Segment Specification. Volume 5. Simulation System Module AH-64D Kit (PDF)
Advanced Turreted Gun Systems for All-Composite Aircraft. RAH-66 & MV-22 (PDF)
An Analysis of the Impact of Reliability and Maintainability on the Operating and Support (O&S) Costs and Operational Availability (AO) of the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter (PDF)
Analysis of Potential Structural Design Modifications for the Tail Section of the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter (PDF)
Army Aviation's Objective Force for the 21st Century (PDF)
Army Aviation Strike Force: A New Strategic Asset for the 21st Century (PDF)
Army Scout/Reconnaissance Helicopters Versus Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (PDF)
Assessment of Crew Workload for the RAH-66 Comanche Force Development Experiment 1 (PDF)
Assessment of the RAH-66 Comanche Pilot-Crew Station Interface for the Force Development Test and Experimentation I (FDTE I) (PDF)
Cavalry in the Future Force: Is There Enough? (PDF)
Comanche Helicopter: Program Needs Reassessment Due to Increased Unit Cost and Other Factors (PDF)
Comanche RAH-66 - 21st Century Multi-Mission Helicopter (PDF)
Computerized Ballistic Modeling of the Comanche Tailfan Shroud (PDF)
Considerations for the Maneuver Commander: Could the Emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Spell the Demise of the Army's RAH-66 Comanche in the Armed Reconnaissance Role? (PDF)
Employment of Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in Support of Operational Functions in an Immature Theater - Does Comanche Have a Role? (PDF)
Evaluation of an Army Aviator's Ability to Conduct Ingress and Egress of the RAH-66 Comanche Crew Station While Wearing the Air Warrior Ensemble (PDF)
Exploiting Technology: Should the United States Army Employ the RAH-66 Comanche to Perform SEAD Missions? (PDF)
Financial Management of the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Program (PDF)
Finite Element Modeling of the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Tailcone Section Using Patran and Dytran (PDF)
Identification of Random Loads Impinging on the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Empennage Using Spectral Analysis (PDF)
Implementing Realistic Helicopter Physics in 3D Game Environments (PDF)
LONGBOW, COMANCHE and the Aviation Restructure Initiative: Tactical Implications for the Heavy Division Attack Helicopter Battalion (PDF)
Low Rate Initial Production in Army Aviation Systems Development (PDF)
Methodology Investigation. RAH-66 Comanche Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Virtual Proving Ground (VPG) Risk Reduction (PDF)
Micom's RDE Center - Developing Technologies For The 21st Century (PDF)
Military Helicopter Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress (PDF)
Modernization Options for Light Utility Helicopter Force Structure in the Army National Guard: Factors and Influences Affecting Force Structure Determination (PDF)
Operational Scenarios for the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the RAH-66 Helicopter (PDF)
Optical and Biodynamic Evaluation of the Helmet Integrated Display Sight System (HIDSS) for the RAH-66 Comanche Development and Validation Program Phase (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche Health Hazard and Performance Issues for the Helmet Integrated Display and Sighting System (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter - Key to Future Army Warfighting (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche - The Self-Inflicted Termination: Exploring the Dynamics of Change in Weapons Procurement (PDF)
Report of the Defense Science Board on LHX Requirements (PDF)
Rotors Or Turrets: The Dominant Maneuver Force for the Next Century (PDF)
Structural Design Analysis of the Tail Landing Gear Bay and the Vertical/Horizontal Stabilizers of the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter (PDF)
Technological Innovation: Roles and Implications in Army Aviation Special Operations (PDF)
The Aviation Detachment in the U.S. Army's Unit of Action: Full Spectrum Dominance (PDF)
The Comanche Helicopter Program - A Strategic Policy Failure (PDF)
The Effects of the Global War on Terrorism on Army Aviation Transformation (PDF)
The Role of High Performance Computing in Simulation Based Acquisition: A Case Study Based on Experiences in the RAH-66 Comanche Program (PDF)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Replacing the Army's Comanche Helicopter? (PDF)


For more documents on the RAH-66 Comanche - go to DTIC Online, select 'Technical Reports' in the dropdown menu for collections to search, then enter 'RAH-66 Comanche' (no quotes) in the search box and click the 'GO' button.

Note that all the Technical Report documents at DTIC linked here are APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE and are classed as U - Unclassified.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Application of a Momentum Source Model to the RAH-66 Comanche FANTAIL (PDF)
DESIGN AND PILOT EVALUATION OF THE RAH-66 COMANCHE SELECTABLE CONTROL MODES (PDF)
DESIGN AND TESTING OF FLIGHT CONTROL LAWS ON THE RASCAL RESEARCH HELICOPTER (PDF)
Helmet-Mounted Display Symbology and Stabilization Concepts (PDF)
Rotorcraft Research at the NASA Vertical Motion Simulator (PDF)

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NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A Comparison of Computed and Experimental Flowfields of the RAH-66 Helicopter (PDF)
Application of a Momentum Source Model to the RAH-66 Comanche FANTAIL (PDF)
Comanche Helmet-Mounted Display Heading-Tape Simulation (PDF)
Comanche Helmet-Mounted Display Symbology Simulation (PDF)
Design and Pilot Evaluation of the RAH-66 Comanche Core AFCS (PDF)
Design and Pilot Evaluation of the RAH-66 Comanche Selectable Control Modes (PDF)


For more documents on the RAH-66 Comanche - go to NASA Technical Reports Server and enter 'RAH-66 Comanche' (no quotes) in the search box and click on the '+ Search' button.

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Scribd

Army Aviation Digest ~ May 1991 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Jul 1991 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Sep 1991 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Mar 1992 (PDF)

Feb 01 Comanche Army story (PDF)
fm1_100 (PDF)
Igor Sikorsky Historical Archives (PDF)
Jane's Pocket Guide - Modern Military Helicopters (PDF)
RAH 66 Comanche (PDF)
RAH-66 Comanche Cut Story (PDF)
Requirements Controlled Design (PDF)
The American Helicopter (PDF)


For more documents on the RAH-66 Comanche - go to Scribd and enter 'RAH-66 Comanche' (no quotes) in the search box and click on the search button.

Note that CAP History Library (TeamCAP) and Shelby G. Spires are good sources of documents specifically.

Army Aviation Digests: Left-click on links to view the documents at Scribd.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)

Comanche Helicopter: Program Needs Reassessment Due to Increased Unit Cost and Other Factors (PDF)
Defense Acquisition: Comanche Program Objectives Need to Be Revised to More Achievable Levels (PDF)


Game

replacementdocs: Downloads / PC (DOS/Windows)

Comanche CD
Comanche - Manual (PDF)

Comanche 3/Gold
Comanche 3 Gold - Manual (PDF)
Comanche 3 Gold - Quick Reference Card (PDF)

Comanche 4
Comanche 4 - Manual (PDF)
Comanche 4 - Mission Editor (PDF)
Comanche 4 - Quick Reference Card (PDF)

Enemy Engaged: Comanche Vs. Hokum
Enemy Engaged - Manual (PDF)
Enemy Engaged - Quick Reference Card (PDF)
Enemy Engaged - Reference Manual (PDF)


Light Helicopter Experimental (LHX)

Army Aviation Digest Archive

Army Aviation Digest - May 1981 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - December 1982 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - January 1983 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - April 1985 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - December 1986 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - January 1987 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - February/March 1987 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest - November/December 1989 (PDF)


For more, go to the Army Aviation Digest Archive.

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DTIC

A Comparative Analysis of Tilt Rotor Aircraft versus Helicopters Using Simulator Results (PDF)
Ada Program Manager Issues (PDF)
Analyses of Selected LHX Mission Functions: Implications for Operator Workload and System Automation Goals (PDF)
Comparison of Oculometer and Head-Fixed Reticle with Voice or Switch and Touch Panel for Data Entry on a Generic Tactical Air Combat Display (PDF)
Development of LHX MANPRINT Issues (PDF)
Human Factors Issues Associated with the Use of Speech Technology in the Cockpit (PDF)
MANPRINT in LHX: Organizational Modeling Project (PDF)
MANPRINT in the LHX: MANCAP Application to the Light Infantry Division (PDF)
Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on LHX Requirements (PDF)
Weapon Systems: Status of the Army's Light Helicopter Family Program (PDF)


For more documents on the LHX/RAH-66 Comanche - go to DTIC Online, select 'Technical Reports' in the dropdown menu for collections to search, then enter 'LHX' (no quotes) in the search box and click the 'GO' button.

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NTRS

A Review of U.S. Army Aircrew-Aircraft Integration Research Programs (PDF)
Feasibility Study for Ergonomic Analysis and Design of Future Helicopter Cockpit Systems (PDF)
Investigation of an Advanced Fault Tolerant Integrated Avionics System (PDF)
McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company Independent Research and Development: Preparing for the Future (PDF)
Speed Benefits of Tilt-Rotor Designs for LHX (PDF)
The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft from Concept to Flight (PDF)


For more documents on the LHX/RAH-66 Comanche - go to NASA Technical Reports Server and enter 'LHX' (no quotes) in the search box and click on the '+ Search' button.

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Scribd

Army Aviation Digest ~ May 1981 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Dec 1982 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Jan 1983 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Apr 1985 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Dec 1986 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Jan 1987 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Mar 1987 (PDF)
Army Aviation Digest ~ Dec 1989 (PDF)


For more documents on the LHX/RAH-66 Comanche - go to Scribd and enter 'LHX' (no quotes) in the search box and click on the search button.

Note that CAP History Library (TeamCAP) and Shelby G. Spires are good sources of documents specifically.


Click here for a selection of documents not directly related to the Comanche but still somehow related or of interest nonetheless.








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