Accession Number:

AD0750872

Title:

Wind Tunnel Tests of Modified BLU-87/B Fragmentation Bombs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Apr 1972

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The report presents wind tunnel static and free oscillation aerodynamic data on the BLU-87B fragmentation bomb for the standard and 11 modified configurations. The tests were conducted to obtain increased dispersion of the BLU-87B bomb. The bomb was modified to obtain an S-shaped pitching-moment curve where the bomb trims at a non-zero angle angle of attack. This incidence produces a lift force which increases the amount of dispersion as compared to dispersion from ram air only.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE