RESULTS OF THE PHASE 1 LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL STORAGE TEST PROGRAM FOR THE RJ43-MA-11 RAMJET ENGINE OCTOBER 1960 THROUGH MARCH 1963
MARQUARDT CORP OGDEN UT
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A long-term storage evaluation during CY 1960 under Air Force Contract AF 33600-40636 was made to document the effects of tactical site environment on the storage capability of the RJ43-MA-11 engine. The phase of testing reported herein covers the documentation of long-term storage effects on the engine, combustion chamber, and spare fuel control unit when stored in their respective shippingstorage containers. Tests conducted subjected the engine and fuel control unit to vibration and shock loads normally en countered during cross-country shipment, accelerated storage under severe environmental conditions, and long-term 24 months storage under actual tactical environmental conditions. Effects of the environmental tests on the engine and fuel control unit were evaluated by comparison of pre- and post-storage calibration data and by complete disassembly and inspection of the test items for signs of deterioration. The storage evaluation showed that with a minimum of maintenance effort, the respective storage containers provide a satisfactory storage environment for engines, combustion chambers, and spare fuel control units under tactical environmental conditions. Confidence in the functional capability of the engine and fuel control unit was demonstrated by the excellent agreement shown between the pre- and post-storage calibration data.
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