Accession Number : AD0417714

Title :   PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT - MODEL 385 AIR REFUEL ING STORE.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 38, 1 July-20 Aug 63,

Corporate Author : BEECH AIRCRAFT CORP WICHITA KANS

Personal Author(s) : Lassmann,C.V.

Report Date : 29 AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Additional flight testing of the prototype Model 385 Air Refueling Store was started at Patuxent on August 14, 1963. A total of 19 extend/retract cycles were performed during four flights. Chase pilots reported favorably on formating position and drogue characteristics, however, no engagements or fuel transfers were attempted. During the fourth flight, the boom lift cable was broken by an ungoverned extension, resulting in subsequent jettison of the store. Prepara tions are in process to continue evaluation of the store fuel system by ground refueling test at Patuxent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REFUELING IN FLIGHT, EXTERNAL), FLIGHT TESTING, JET FIGHTERS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE