Accession Number : AD0889893

Title :   Separation Characteristics of the M-117 Retarded Bomb, Finned BLU-1C/B Bomb, and SUU-42/A Dispenser from the A-7D Aircraft at Mach Numbers from 0.33 to 0.95

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s) : Hill, Jr, David W

PDF Url : AD0889893

Report Date : Dec 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Tests were conducted in the Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel (4T) using 0.05- scale models to investigate the separation characteristics of the M-117 retarded bomb, finned BLU-1C/B bomb, and SUU-42/A dispenser when released from various wing pylon locations on the A-7D aircraft. Captive trajectory data were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.33 to 0.95 at simulated pressure altitudes from 4000 to 7000 ft. The parent-aircraft angle of attack was varied from 1.8 to 12.3 depending on Mach number, climb angle, and simulated altitude. At selected test conditions, parent climb angles of -70 deg were simulated. In general, for the trajectory intervals of the test, most of the stores separated from the parent aircraft without store-to-parent contact.

Descriptors :   *ANGLE OF ATTACK, BOMB TRAJECTORIES, CONFIGURATIONS, EXTERNAL STORES, FIREBOMBS, SEPARATION, SUBSONIC CHARACTERISTICS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Bombers
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE