Accession Number : AD0910704

Title :   Separation Tests of the BDU-12B from the F-4D Centerline Weapons Station.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 70-Nov 72,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Andrea, Robert A.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A series of separation tests was performed on BDU-12/B stores from the F-4D centerline station, using several types and numbers of electronic countermeasure pods in the forward missile wells. A total of 16 unretarded drops were made at the White Sands Missile Range from 275 KCAS (Mach 0.48) to 750 KCAS (Mach 1.27) and at 2000 feet above ground level. All tests were documented by 16-mm, high-speed motion pictures taken from on-board camera pods and/or photo-chase aircraft. This report summarizes the test program results and recommends flight restrictions on retarded and unretarded centerline releases of the BDU-12/B and B-57 stores. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, FLIGHT TESTING), (*EXTERNAL STORES, SEPARATION), ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, NUCLEAR BOMBS, COMPATIBILITY, ANGLE OF ATTACK, PITCH(MOTION), MOMENTS, LEVEL FLIGHT, LOW ALTITUDE, HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY, MOTION PICTURE PHOTOGRAPHY, BOMBS, MOMENT OF INERTIA, TACTICAL BOMBING, FREE FALL MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE