Accession Number:

AD0636114

Title:

Athodyd Field Test No. 1

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

These units are not regarded as prototypes of a complete Bumblebee, but are designed primarily to give data on propulsion and drag at supersonic speeds. This test involved a A trial of procedure for launching an athodyd by use of four 5 inch HVAR rocket motors. Speed exceeding 1500 ftsec was obtained, and launching was satisfactory in all respects. b A determination of supersonic drag for a dummy athodyd. A drag coefficient was found to be 0.5 in reasonable agreement with expectations. An appendix gives a summary of numerical data. The firing, which took place at Island Beach, New Jersey, involved two rounds on February 16 and three rounds on February 18.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE