Accession Number : AD0200671

Title :   TRANSPARENT MATERIALS FOR AIRCRAFT, A REVIEW

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : RUSSELL, E.W.

Report Date : NOV 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Developments in transparent materials for aircraft are reviewed. Extensive work has been done on the organic plastics and offers improved performance and reliability, but with only limited advances in high temperature performance. As alternative materials the inorganic glasses compel attention and are shown to suffer from several limitations both for windshields and canopies. Possible lines of development are briefly indicated. (Author-PL).

Descriptors :   AIRBORNE, AIRCRAFT CANOPIES, GLASS, PLASTICS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE