Accession Number : AD0702814
Title : CATAPULT CRITERIA FOR A CARRIER-BASED AIRPLANE.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : LTV AEROSPACE CORP DALLAS TEX VOUGHT AERONAUTICS DIV
Personal Author(s) : Lucas,Curtis B.
Report Date : 11 OCT 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 123
Abstract : A method for establishing catapult criteria for carrier based airplanes was developed. An analysis of the catapult performance was made of five airplanes. The results of this analysis along with numerous pilot interviews form the basis of the study. The five test airplanes cover a wide range of the weights represented by the carrier based airplanes currently in operation. The method for establishing the catapult criteria is based on a single parameter called the critical endspeed. Also, a method is given for determining the critical endspeed for a given airplane configuration. (Author)
Descriptors : (*NAVAL AIRCRAFT, LAUNCHING), (*CATAPULTS, STANDARDS), MODEL TESTS, VELOCITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE