Accession Number : AD0430325

Title :   ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS - F-111 WINDSHIELD COATING EROSION - DEVELOPMENT TEST,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

Personal Author(s) : Lee,R. A.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The purpose of this test was to determine what, if any, deterioration occurs in the rain-repellant characteristics of a silicone coating of Z<$=$= ON GLASS WHEN SUBJECTED TO A SUS TAINED AIR BLAST OF $)) KNOTS VELOCITY. Deterioration was determined by comparing still photographs made periodically during the test program looking through the glass during a simulated heavy rain. The rain-repellent characteristics of the Z4141 coating remained good after being subjected to two hundred hours of air blast at 400 knots velocity. A slight deterioration in the rain-repellent characteristics of the Z4141 coating was evident, but visibility remained good in a simulated heavy rain. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WINDSHIELDS, MOISTUREPROOFING), (*COATINGS, MOISTUREPROOFING), (*MOISTUREPROOFING, WINDSHIELDS), (*AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, WINDSHIELDS), TRANSPARENT PANELS, DEGRADATION, AIR, BLAST, AIRCRAFT, JET FIGHTERS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, SILICONE PLASTICS, EROSION, GLASS, PLASTIC COATINGS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE