Wind Tunnel Tests of Modified BLU-87/B Fragmentation Bombs
Final rept. Mar-Apr 1972
AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL
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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.
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