TESTS OF THE TYPE XMB-1 AIRCRAFT ARRESTING ENERGY ABSORBER.
ALL AMERICAN ENGINEERING CO WILMINGTON DEL
Pagination or Media Count:
The results of full scale testing of the XMB-1 Runway Overrun Carrier System which incorporates the Air Force MA-1 aircraft engaging device and a hydraulically controlled, friction type, energy absorber are reported. Operation of the barrier system and a unique method of testing with captive jet aircraft are described. Performance limitations resulting from loads induced on high velocity engagements and energy absorber vibration are discussed. Actual and theoretical energy absorber performance data are illustrated for comparison. The results of energy absorber control system and friction material tests are included. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Terminal Flight Facilities