Accession Number:

AD0408963

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL 3500 ARRESTING GEAR AND CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF SPRING HOOK FOR COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ALL AMERICAN ENGINEERING CO WILMINGTON DE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the work involved in the development of the Model 3500 Arresting Gear for emergency use with large commercial aircraft. The utilization of a large gas turbine launcher, dead load design to simulate aircraft mass, the continued development of the Sheaffer Spring Hook, and actual aircraft testing are discussed. Data and results from 55 on-center and off-center dead load engagements at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware and the ensuing 41 taxi-in and fly-in arrestments at the National Aviation Facility Experimental Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, are presented. The aircraft used for testing were the Boeing 720-027 and the Convair C-131B. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Civilian Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE