Accession Number : AD0338026

Title :   THERMAL EFFECTS ON B-47B AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT

Corporate Author : COOK RESEARCH LABS MORTON GROVE IL

Personal Author(s) : Luchsinger, C.W.

Report Date : APR 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The objective of the project was to determine experimentally the effects of the detonation of high-yield nuclear weapons upon the structure of a B-47B type aircraft positioned to receive the predicted maximum allowable radiant exposure. To realize this objective, the aircraft was instrumented in a manner that would judiciously measure these effects and enable comparison with data gathered in previous weapon effects tests, notably Operation c0vy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, BOMBER AIRCRAFT), (*DAMAGE, JET BOMBERS), AIRCRAFT, ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AIRBURST, THERMAL RADIATION, PRESSURE, INSTRUMENTATION, THERMAL STRESSES.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE