Damage to Aircraft by Blast
Partial rept. no. 1,
NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA
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The blast program was set up to furnish experimental data by firing charges of TNT up to 500 lbs in weight at suitable distances from aircraft structures so as to subject these structures to increasingly severe blast pressures. The significant parameters of the blast wave were to be measured by means of electronic instrumentation and were to be accompanied by careful visual and photographic observation of the effects of the blast wave on the structure. This report covers a series of 31 charges up to 500 lbs in weight which were detonated in the period through 1 July 1952. Two outer wing panels from an F9F aircraft were used for all of these detonations.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft