Accession Number : AD0284609

Title :   CONTAINER, FREE DROP, MAP AND PHOTO

Corporate Author : REPUBLIC AVIATION CORP FARMINGDALE N Y

Report Date : 30 SEP 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The design, fabrication and flight testing of a series of containers for dropping maps and photos from a flying aircraft to the ground are reported. The initial aerodynamic container design produced unpredictable flight stability patterns. Stability was found to be dependent upon flight attitude and forward speed at the point of release as well as the distance between the ce ter-of-drag and the center-of-gravity of the unit. The balance of the program reinforced this deduction. The materials of construction evaluated in this program proved to be acceptable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIR DROP OPERATIONS, DESIGN, EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT TESTING, MAPS, PHOTOGRAPHS, STABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE