Catapult Fatigue Test of the Model C-2A Airplane
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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A laboratory fatigue test was performed on a C-2A airframe to determine whether the airframe could sustain the effects of 3000 catapult launches. A total of 6000 catapult launch cycles were applied to the airframe with no structural failures. With a test scatter factor of 2, the 6000 test cycles are equivalent to 3000 service catapult launches.
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