Accession Number : AD0051752


Title :   A STEAM POWERPLANT FOR AN AIRPLANE EQUIPPED WITH BOUNDARY-LAYER CONTROL AND APPENDIXES-A-C


Corporate Author : BESLER CORP OAKLAND CA


Personal Author(s) : BESLER, WILLIAM J ; WHITLOCK, STANLEY J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/051752.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : This report covers a nearly silent, lightweight steam power plant for aviation, that is particularly well suited to the special requirements of a fixed-wing, boundary layer control airplane capable of wide speed range and short field performance. This steam power plant will be able to burn all military vehicle or aircraft fuels. Atomic fuels can undoubtedly be adapted when available. Therefore, a re-examination of steam for power and propulsion is timely and desirable.


Descriptors :   *RESEARCH AIRCRAFT , *STEAM POWER PLANTS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , AVIATION FUELS , BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL


Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE