Accession Number:

AD0402692

Title:

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT MODEL 385 AIR REFUELING STORE

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 34, 1-31 Mar 1963

Corporate Author:

BEECH AIRCRAFT CORP WICHITA KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Navy flight tests were conducted on the Beech Model 385 Air Refueling Store on the F-4 air craft. Stowed flight up to Mach 1.1 was achieved satisfactorily during ferry flight of the store to Patuxent. Three operational flights were accomplished at NATC with only partial s. Satisfactory extend retract function occurred at 250 kt, however, cable system malfunctions were encountered at 300 kt. Satisfactory engagements were achieved by an A-4 receiver, however, difficulties were encountered with the F-8. Fuel transfer was satisfactory with the F-8 but unsuccessful with the A-4.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE