Investigation of a Micro-Fighter/Airborne Aircraft Carrier Concept. Volume 1
Final rept. 15 Nov 1972-17 Sep 1973
BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA AERONAUTICAL AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIV
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The report presents the results of an exploratory investigation to determine the size, performance and feasibility of a Micro-fighter design such that a number of vehicles could be transported or air launched and recovered by a C-5 class carrier aircraft. Emphasis was placed on identification of potential applications and requirements for a Micro-fighter airborne aircraft carrier system, determination of technology requirements for airborne launch and recovery and the technology requirements for airborne launch and recovery and the technology requirements for the Micro-fighter. The scope of investigation included evaluation of five fighter concepts and two carrier aircraft. Trade studies were performed to assess launch and recovery schemes and technology applications. Evaluation led to the definition of 1980 IOC and 1985 IOC concepts for Micro-fighter Airborne Aircraft Carrier Systems.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Transport Aircraft
- Research and Experimental Aircraft