Accession Number : AD0786470

Title :   Filament Wound 67 Gallon Tank for AQM-34M Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Abildskov,D. ; Ashton,L. ; Lyman,R.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : This report contains a discussion of the successful results of wound, glass- reinforced-plastic wing tanks with rotationally-cast liners. The tanks with Celcon (acetal copolymer) liners and structural and environmental testing conditions except for minor leakage at the fill cap and fluid sensor penetrations. The process of using rotationally-cast liners of fuel resistant thermoplastics and filament winding shows great promise as a means of reducing the cost of filament wound tanks. The best fuel resistant thermoplastics, acetal, nylon and cross-linked polyethylene are also discussed in connection with the fabrica-tion of fuel tankage shapes. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *Target drones, *Fuel tanks, *Filament wound construction, Manufacturing, Linings, Reinforced plastics, Polyethylene, Environmental tests, Structural properties, Leakage(Fluid), Thermosetting plastics

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE