Accession Number : AD0433591


Title :   EVALUATION OF THE COMPATIBILITY OF THE AQM-37A TARGET, LAU-24/A LAUNCHER, AND A-4B LAUNCH AIRCRAFT


Corporate Author : NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CA


Personal Author(s) : Horton, W M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/433591.pdf


Report Date : 12 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The AQM-37A target is a preprogrammed, highperformance, air-launched, liquid-fueled, rocket-propelled, expendable missile target designed for launch from many types of military aircraft. The compatibility of the AQM-37A target, the LAU-24/A launcher, and the A-4B aircraft was evaluated. Prior to this evaluation the target had been launched only from F-3B aircraft. The evaluation, consisting of ground tests and flight tests, indicates that the centerline station of the A-4B aircraft is readily converted to a satisfactory launch platform for the AQM-37A target, within the subsonic flight regime at altitudes between 30,000 and 40,000 feet, without producing effect detectable by the pilots or through observation of films, upon the flight capabilities or characteristics of the aircraft.


Descriptors :   *AERIAL TARGETS , JET BOMBERS , JET FIGHTERS , LAUNCHING , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , RELEASE MECHANISMS , TARGET DRONES , TEST EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE