Accession Number:

AD0421955

Title:

GETOL RESEARCH PROGRAM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

Results are presented for an experimental research program to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a ground-effect take-off and landing GETOL aircraft and to ascertain the feasibility and potential of a GETOL aircraft system. The objective of the GETOL concept is to produce an aircraft that would eliminate conventional landing gear and provide a capability for take-off and landing over unprepared terrain. The program included static-room and wind-tunnel testing. The data and results from the tests provided the basis for the design analysis and layouts of the GETOL aircraft study contained in this report.

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE