Accession Number : ADA018854

Title :   A New Device to Facilitate Moving F-15 Aircraft In and Out of Aircraft Shelters.

Descriptive Note : Special technical rept.,

Corporate Author : R AND D ASSOCIATES MARINA DEL REY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Helmbold,R. L.

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The new F-15A fighters barely fit through the entrance of a standard aircraft shelter, the most critical dimension being the vertical clearance over the F-15's tall vertical stabilizers. In this report we suggest that the passage of F-15's through the most constricted part of the entrance to a standard shelter could be considerably eased by locating a low hump-shaped riser approximately 36 feet long and 1 foot high just outside the entranceway. This riser would lift the nosewheel slightly above grade level as the aircraft rolled over it, and thereby lower the tail enough to provide adequate vertical clearance between the F-15's vertical stabilizers and the doorway to the shelter.

Descriptors :   *Air Force facilities, *Hangars, *Jet fighters, Clearances, Doors, Taxiing, Nose wheels, Ramps

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE