Accession Number:

AD0766361

Title:

Low Cost, Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastic Fuel Tank. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 70-Jun 72,

Corporate Author:

WHITTAKER CORP SAN DIEGO CALIF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

199.0

Abstract:

Fiber glass reinforced plastic composite fuel tanks 300 gal. for the A7D aircraft are developed and tested. The primary objective is to demonstrate feasibility of utilizing fiber reinforced plastic composite materials for fabrication of aircraft tankage on a production basis at low cost. This is satisfactorily met. A cost projection for production quantities of plastic fuel tanks above a 38 cost saving over metal tanks for a 1200-unit production run. The tank developed utilizes woven glass roving and epoxy resin for the main shell and polyester sheet molding compound for the nose and tail cone assemblies. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE