Accession Number : ADA304437

Title :   Operation Greenhouse: Scientific Director's Report. Annex 8.0. General Report of Blast Studies on Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Scientific director's rept.,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kelley, Joseph, Jr. ; Levy, Lawrence

PDF Url : ADA304437

Report Date : SEP 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : In considering problems associated with strategic bombing using atomic weapons, two significant and as yet unanswered questions that are vitally important to the airplane structural designer have confronted Air Force tactical planners. The first of these two questions is one of current importance. It inquires as to the position relative to an atomic explosion that can be occupied by present day military aircraft without incurring structural damage. The second involves future air weapons. It is concerned with the determination of criteria for designing structures of future air carriers which are designated for the accomplishment of tactical and strategic missions using atomic weapons.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *AREA COVERAGE, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *STRATEGIC BOMBING, NUCLEAR WARFARE, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, MISSIONS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, DETERMINATION.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Warfare
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE