Accession Number:

AD0770562

Title:

Developmental Verification of Flight Termination System for Proposed PQM-102 Drone.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug-Sep 73,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

In the development of the F-102A as a target drone, its flight termination system was tested. The test proved conclusively that the MK-48 warhead used in the system would sever the aircraft, causing subsequent termination of flight. Significant debris from the explosion was found at a distance of 235 feet from the aircraft itself. High-speed motion picture coverage documented the explosion to aid in obtaining footprint data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE