Accession Number : AD0710497

Title :   DETERMINATION OF REALISTIC PERFORMANCE TRADE-OFFS IN THE AIR-TO-AIR ROLE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s) : Gallington,Roger W. ; Finkleman,David

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Recent air superiority fighter studies have failed to include systematically the trade-offs between ordnance and aircraft capabilities. Compromises among performance demands must be studied along with the capabilities of current technology in order to arrive at the most effective weapons system within the state-of-the-art. The investigation described has led to the formulation of a realistic design philosophy which allows analysis of the interrelated demands upon armament, detection capability, thrust, speed, and load factor. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL WARFARE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*JET FIGHTERS, AERIAL WARFARE), FLIGHT PATHS, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, TARGET ACQUISITION, DRAG, FUEL CONSUMPTION, MACH NUMBER, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE