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