Accession Number : ADA151609


Title :   Aircraft Skin Penetrator and Agent Applicator. Volume 2. Test and Evaluation.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Sep 82-15 Mar 83,


Corporate Author : AMETEK INC SANTA BARBARA CA OFFSHORE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIV


Personal Author(s) : Cuthbertson,R H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a151609.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : The need for development of the tool evolved from the fact that current USAF firefighting equipment does not provide rapid access to aircraft fires occurring in airframe voids where access ports are either limited or not provided. This report covers development and construction of an aircraft skin penetrator device to provide rapid penetration and allow placement of a suitable fire suppressing agent onto the base of an aircraft fire. Volume I discusses in detail the research conducted on the development of the proposed working model of the Aircraft Skin Penetrator/Agent Applicator. The report contains photographs of the different concepts considered. Volume II has detailed drawings showing the construction of the working model Penetrator and sketches which show how the Penetrator may be used to fight aircraft fires. Originator supplied keywords include: Penetrator; Agent; Halon 1211; Trigger turn on; Retention; Functional; Plume; PMS; Mechanical drawings.


Descriptors :   *FIRE FIGHTING , *AIRCRAFT FIRES , QUICK REACTION , AIRCRAFT , MODELS , TOOLS , VOIDS , PENETRATION , AIRFRAMES , ACCESS , FIRE SUPPRESSION , FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS , SKIN(STRUCTURAL) , FIRE EXTINGUISHERS , APPLICATORS , MECHANICAL DRAWING


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE