Accession Number : AD0770562
Title : Developmental Verification of Flight Termination System for Proposed PQM-102 Drone.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Sep 73,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX
Personal Author(s) : Hill,John M.
Report Date : NOV 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : In the development of the F-102A as a target drone, its flight termination system was tested. The test proved conclusively that the MK-48 warhead used in the system would sever the aircraft, causing subsequent termination of flight. Significant debris from the explosion was found at a distance of 235 feet from the aircraft itself. High-speed motion picture coverage documented the explosion to aid in obtaining footprint data. (Author)
Descriptors : *Target drones, *Destructors, *Range safety, Debris, Control, Fragmentation, Air to air missiles
Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE