Accession Number : AD0800954

Title :   TEST OF TM-21G ARRESTING GEAR AT LECHFELD, GERMANY (17 DECEMBER 1965 THROUGH 22 MARCH 1966).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Dec 65-22 Mar 66 on Phase 3,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST FACILITY LAKEHURST NJ SHIP INSTALLATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Wastallo, Waldemar, Jr

Report Date : 20 OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The TM-21G arresting gear was initially tested and evaluated with F-104G aircraft at NATF(SI) and then shipped to Germany for additional evaluation. Twenty-four F-104G aircraft arrestments were conducted in Germany to confirm that arresting-gear performance was the same as that obtained during the NATF(SI) test program, and to provide the necessary training to enable German personnel to install, operate, and maintain the complete site. The performance, however, was not duplicated. The arresting-hook-load limit of 61,000 pounds was reached at an engaging speed of 144 knots, whereas this level was reached at an engaging speed of 165 knots during NATF(SI) tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARRESTING GEAR, FLIGHT TESTING), (*JET FIGHTERS, ARRESTING GEAR), WEST GERMANY, LANDING FIELDS, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), DAMAGE, CATAPULTS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE