Aeromechanical Analysis of a Tow Target System Installed on the A-4 Airplane
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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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.
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