Accession Number:

AD0276219

Title:

ENGINEERING EVALUATION OF THE F-105 TOW TARGET SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR PROVING GROUND CENTER EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

An engineering evaluation is reported of a tow target system designed for use on the F-105 aircraft. The system was designed to provide a transonic tow target capability for gunnery training. Missions were conducted to test the tow system for compatibility with the F-105 aircraft, structural integrity, adequacy of the operation of the tow reel under various flight conditions, and operation of the parachute recovery system. In addition, studies were conducted to determine the turnaround capability of the system and to investigate its probable life. Training requirements for introduction of the system into the Tactical Air Command inventory were also determined. It was concluded from the test that, with certain modifications, the tow system can be satisfactorily used in normal towing operations and that the training requirements can be easily satisfied

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE