Accession Number:

AD0787059

Title:

Aeromechanical Analysis of a Tow Target System Installed on the A-4 Airplane

Descriptive Note:

Phase rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-04

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

The tow target system installation, analyzed in this report is intended for towing large towed targets for air-to-air and surface-to-air weapon training firing exercises. The system will also provide for the towing of smaller towed targets at towline lengths exceeding 6 miles. The analysis indicates that the installation is adequate, structurally, for target towing missions which are within the capability of the A-4 airplane. Flight test of the system is recommended to determine suitability for service use.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE