Wind Tunnel Test of Ring-Wing Canard Configurations for Air-to-Surface Antitank Missiles.
ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA AEROBALLISTICS DIRECTORATE
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A-214ring wings, aerodynamic characteristics, antitank ammunition, air to surface missiles, canard configuration, angle of attack, pitchmotion, yaw, wind tunnel modelsTwo configurations of ring-wing canards were tested for the US Army Missile Command in the Honeywell-Minneapolis subsonic wind tunnel during March 1973. The purpose of that test was to determine center of pressure movement on the ring-wing with changes in angle of attack at increments of 0, plus or minus 1, plus or minus 3, plus or minus 5, plus or minus 7, and plus or minus 10 degrees. Mach numbers were approximately 0.3 and 0.45. Results indicated that center of pressure movement was too great. The desired variation was 1 percent of the wing chord length. Details of the test program and an analysis of the results are presented in the report. Author
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