Accession Number:

AD0263344

Title:

EXTERIOR BALLISTIC TESTS OF THE 56-LB. PRACTICE BOMB MK 89 MOD O WITH LUG RELEASED FROM FJ-4B AIRCRAFT EQUIPPED WITH THE PRACTICE BOMB RACK ADAPTER AERO X4A

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

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Report Date:

1961-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

FREE FLIGHT TESTS OF TWENTY 56-LB. Mk 89 Mod 0 practice bombs with one lug were conducted during 1958. The bombs of these tests were released from a practice bomb rack adapter Aero X4A mounted on an FJ-4B aircraft performing level, dive, and loft maneuvers. The purpose of these tests is to determine whether the Aero X4A rack adversely affects the ballistic characteristics of the Mk 89 Mod 0 practice bomb. On the basis of the results reported herein, it is concluded that a the ballistic data used to compute OP 2787 are applicable to the Mk 89 Mod 0 practice bomb when dropped from the practice bomb rack adapter Aero X4A under the conditions of the tests b the dispersion of the bombs tested is acceptable and c the Mk 89 Mod 0 practice bomb with one lug has good flight characteristics, when dropped from the practice bomb rack adapter Aero X4A under the conditions of the tests. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE