Accession Number : AD0691495

Title :   TESTS OF THE TYPE XMB-1 AIRCRAFT ARRESTING ENERGY ABSORBER.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ALL AMERICAN ENGINEERING CO WILMINGTON DEL

Personal Author(s) : Wysor,Robert B. ; Nissley,William J. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : The results of full scale testing of the XMB-1 Runway Overrun Carrier System which incorporates the Air Force MA-1 aircraft engaging device and a hydraulically controlled, friction type, energy absorber are reported. Operation of the barrier system and a unique method of testing with captive jet aircraft are described. Performance limitations resulting from loads induced on high velocity engagements and energy absorber vibration are discussed. Actual and theoretical energy absorber performance data are illustrated for comparison. The results of energy absorber control system and friction material tests are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARRESTING GEAR, RUNWAYS), (*NETS, ARRESTING GEAR), JET FIGHTERS, CORDAGE, WIRE, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, AVIATION SAFETY, SHOCK ABSORBERS, GROUND SPEED, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE