THE EFFECT OF FIN SLOTS AND FIN TABS ON THE DYNAMIC STABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NAVY LOW DRAG BOMB
NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA
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The report presents the results of a research program to improve the dynamic stability characteristics of the Navys Mk 81 Low Drag Bomb by introducing fin slots and roll tabs. Wind tunnel tests and flight tests were conducted to prove the design. It appears that fin slots and roll tabs are a promising fix for stabilizing the bomb. However, more drops with larger initial release disturbances must be conducted before this result can be considered conclusive.
- Aerial Bombs
- Fluid Mechanics