Accession Number:

AD0263385

Title:

STATISTICAL PRESENTATION OF FLEET OPERATIONAL LANDING PARAMETERS FOR MODELS F8U-1, F9F-8P, F3H-2N, A4D-1 AND A3D-2 AIRCRAFT ABOARD THE USS SARATOGA (CVA-60) IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA AREA

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA AERONAUTICAL STRUCTURES LAB

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Report Date:

1961-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The first aircraft approach and landing data are presented for normal fleet operations with qualified carrier air groups flying the models F8U-1, F3H-2N, F9F-8P, A3D-2, and A4D-1 aircraft. The data were derived from film records photographed aboard the USS SARATOGA during Mediterranean Sea maneuvers in June 1958. The aircraft landing and approach parameters were obtained from film records through a technique developed by the Aeronautical Structures Laboratory ASL, use of the ships logs, ANSPN-12 doppler radar and point readings of the Mark 19 gyro compass indicator dial for carrier deck pitch and roll angle. The parameters included in this report are approach speed, wind velocity over the deck, engaging speed, sinking speed, wing lift factor, aircraft pitch and roll angle, aircraft wheel and hook height above the carrier ramp, landing weight, aircraft centerline off-center distance, distance from ramp to first main wheel touchdown, glide path angle, arrestment wire engaged, and the carrier deck pitch and roll angles. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE