Accession Number:

AD0339998

Title:

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE MILITARY FLIGHT SYSTEM COMPASS INSTALLATION IN THE VULCAN B. MK. 2

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROPLANE AND ARMAMENT EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT BOSCOMBE DOWN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The military flight system compass installation in the Vulcan B. Mk. 2 provides a satisfactory gyro-magnetic compass system for navigational use. The Track Control Unit provides a useful and accurate navigation aid. The large amplitude Northerly phugoid instability, and the loss of gyro datum in turns, reduces the usefulness of the system and could degrade weapons system accuracy. Modifications to overcome these deficiencies are recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE