Accession Number : AD0661943

Title :   ETUDE DE L'EMPLOI DU PARACHUTE-FREIN A L'ATTERRISSAGE (STUDY OF THE USE OF THE BRAKE PARACHUTE IN AIRCRAFT LANDING),

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Gremont, J.

Report Date : OCT 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The increase in weight and landing speeds of aircraft has for some years been such as to make the braking of aircraft an increasingly difficult problem to solve. Although numerous investigations have been made and some new solutions have been tried out, few of these have been adopted in practice. One of these solutions - the brake parachute - is now widely used. The report reviews a number of facts about this method of braking, and is divided into three parts. The first part discusses the problem experimentally, the second develops the theoretical aspects and the third contains observations on the various results of its use in service conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DROGUE PARACHUTES), (*AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, BRAKING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE