Accession Number:

AD0360875

Title:

IN-FLIGHT STRUCTURAL RESPONSE OF FJ-4 AIRCRAFT TO NUCLEAR DETONATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF NAVAL WEAPONS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

Project 5.3 participated in Operation Plumbbob to 1 measure thermal and blast response of the FJ-4 airplane to nuclear explosion effects, 2 correlate experimental response data with the analytical predictions to confirm the delivery capability of the FJ-4 aircraft, and 3 obtain data to improve methods of predicting the blast response of swept-wing aircraft. Two aircraft, a primary and a standby, were flown during the operation. Provisions were included for identical instrumentation in the two aircraft. This instrumentation provided for acquisition of data on thermal input and response of thin-skin and honeycomb structures, nuclear effects, overpressures, dynamic response, engine response, and chord-wise pressure distribution over the swept wing.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE