Accession Number : AD0101339


Title :   ANALYSIS OF WFT-709 FLIGHT TESTS OF NAVIGATOR'S COMPARTMENT DEFROSTING SYSTEM. MODEL RD-47E


Corporate Author : BOEING WICHITA CO KS


Personal Author(s) : KIEFER, J G ; MURRAY, W A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/101339.pdf


Report Date : 06 Apr 1956


Pagination or Media Count : 183


Abstract : The navigator's compartment defrost system per the configuration of RB-47E airplane AF 51-5258 is marginal in providing a frost-free nose camera and viewfinder window during a high altitude maximum range cruise photo- reconnaissance mission. The system will satisfactorily maintain the nose cover and both scan windows free from frost during this condition. The system is deficient at the start of a low altitude mission which is preceded by a maximum rate descent from high altitude. Recommendations are made for improvement of system performance during this latter condition. It is believed those changes will also provide additional protection against frost during the high altitude photo-mission.


Descriptors :   *AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT , *TRANSPARENT PANELS , AIRBORNE , FOG


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE