Accession Number : ADB011428


Title :   Separation Characteristics of the MK-82 AIR when Released from the F-111 Aircraft at Mach Numbers from 0.70 to 1.25


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7-9 Jan 1976


Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN


Personal Author(s) : Cunningham, M R ; Allee, Jr, E G


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADB011428


Report Date : May 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : Wind tunnel tests were conducted in the Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel (4T) to investigate the separation characteristics of the MK-82 Air Inflatable Retarder (AIR) when released from BRU-3A/A racks mounted on various pylon stations of the F-111 aircraft. Trajectory data were acquired at Mach numbers from 0.7 to 1.25 for simulated altitudes of 1,000 and 15,000 ft. All stores separated without store-to-aircraft contact. However, one release condition resulted in the store's passing very close to the underside of the F-111 wing.


Descriptors :   *AERIAL DELIVERY , *GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS , *JET FIGHTERS


Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Aerial Bombs
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE