Accession Number:

AD0783636

Title:

Fighter Technology Demonstrator Precursor Analysis and Test. Volume I. Baseline Development and Technology Identification.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Oct 73.

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF LOS ANGELES AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

281.0

Abstract:

The development of a manned fighter technology demonstrator design, with potential for near-term in-flight evaluation of advanced technologies, is presented. To support the development of this precursor air vehicle, a prime purpose of the study was to establish design goals and criteria against which in-flight technology demonstration could be practically measured. An additional purpose of the study was to assess the usefulness of a selected number of additional technologies for inclusion in the baseline configuration. A final purpose was to conduct a wind tunnel test to provide supportive information of several advanced concepts. Wind tunnel test results showed increased induced life effects with increasing jet flap span and a significant canard contribution to high angle-of-attack directional stability. This latter effect is very important in allowing full use of increased angle-of-attack performance, since it suppresses postall gyration and spin tendencies. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE