TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS OF JET FIGHTER AND ATTACK BOMBER AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION
NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA
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A series of tests was carried out to define more clearly the extreme temperature environments to which aircraft instrument indicators and sensors in Fleet operational aircraft would be subjected. The hot-weather work was done on A4D and F-84 aircraft the cold-weather work was done on an F9F aircraft. Extremes in temperature were obtained by keeping the canopies of the aircraft sealed and locked. During the summer, the hot-weather test aircraft were parked so that the maximum effects of the suns rays would be obtained in the cockpit. Snow and ice were kept off the cold-weather test aircraft so that maximum radiation from the cockpit would be obtained. Weather parameters are touched upon as they definitely affect extreme temperatures. The effect of the vertical temperature gradient in the cockpit is discussed also.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation