Accession Number : AD0435749

Title :   TWO-ROUND ZUNI LAUNCHERS FOR F-8 AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 62-Sep 63,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Vince

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Experience at the U. S. Naval Ordnance Test Station with the LAU-33/A and LAU-35/A launchers is discussed. These launchers, which are used for firing Zuni rockets from the F-8 series aircraft, add considerably to the firepower of the aircraft. The over-all concept is good; the launchers are lightweight and are easily handled and easily loaded; and pilots have good results as far as accuracy is concerned. A few minor discrepancies have been found, however, and recommendations for modifications to the launchers are made. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET LAUNCHERS, AIRBORNE), AIRCRAFT AMMUNITION, JET FIGHTERS, AIR-TO-SURFACE, TESTS, CONSTRUCTION, DAMAGE, ROCKETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE