Accession Number:

AD0775615

Title:

Catapult Fatigue Test of the Model C-2A Airplane

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE