DEVELOPMENT OF A NINE INCH DIAMETER, MACH 5.5, MONORAIL, ROCKET SLED.
AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX
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A nine inch diameter monorail rocket sled was designed, fabricated and tested at Holloman Air Force Base. The vehicle was designed to allow easy replacement of appendages which were subject to severe aerodynamic heating andor high wear rates. The monorail vehicle as described was shown to be capable of reaching 6200 feet per second and of being recovered with water brake entrance velocities up to 2000 feet per second. Drag coefficients up to Mach 5 were obtained and are presented in this report. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods