Accession Number : ADA118527

Title :   F-106 Tow System (IOT&E).

Descriptive Note : Draft Test Plan.

Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA

PDF Url : ADA118527

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The impending deactivation of the F-101 fleet at Tyndall AFB will require an alternate means of providing gun tow target capability at the USAFADWC. The tow capabilities of the F-106 should be investigated as a method of meeting these requirements. The RM-60 tow system was originally considered for use on the F-106. The RM-60 is a two-way tow system developed to support the target requirements of the US Army Division Air Defense System (DIVADS) program. It has been tested by the New Mexico Air National Guard (NMANG) and found to be compatible with the A-7D aircraft. In the current configuration; however, the RM-60 is not compatible with F-106 aircraft pylon. The development of a smaller, improved version of the RM-60, designated the RM-30, may solve the F-106 compatibility problems. Additionally, current assets of the A/A 37U-15 (DART) tow reels may be useful in providing an interim tow capability for F-106 aircraft. Both the RM-30 and A/A 37U-15 tow reels can carry and tow the Low Cost Tow Target (LCTT) to fulfill the gun tow target requirement at the USAFADWC. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Towed targets, *Jet aircraft, Compatibility, Reels, Aerial targets, Sleeves, Flight testing, Operational effectiveness, Optimization, Training devices, Aerial warfare

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE