Accession Number : ADA327914

Title :   NAVAIRDEVCEN FY-84 Program Accomplishments for Arming System Development Program.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLO GY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Wallace, Cheri ; Melvin, Kenneth J. ; Meiklejohn, William D.

PDF Url : ADA327914

Report Date : 01 OCT 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The F/A-18 aircraft is constructed with composite materials, which have been damaged by arming systems components during store release. Aircraft damage has occurred mainly on wing and tail sections due to flailing arming wires and arming clip impacts. Indirect arming systems are being utilized to help eliminate this type of damage, but some are not as reliable as needed. This report describes three FY-84 efforts to solve arming system problems for the F/A-18 aircraft: SNAKEYE FIN ARMING SYSTEMS, NOSE FUZE ARMING SYSTEM, and INTEGRAL LINK ARMING UNIT.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *ATTACK AIRCRAFT, *JET FIGHTERS, DAMAGE, TAIL ASSEMBLIES, WIRE, WINGS, FINS, ARMING DEVICES, NOSE FUZES.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE