Evaluation of the E-15 Emergency Arresting Gear: Separated, Angled Configuration.
Final rept. 8 Sep 67-22 Apr 68,
NAVAL AIR TEST FACILITY LAKEHURST NJ SHIP INSTALLATIONS
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A perpendicular installation of the E-15 arresting gear, with 150-foot split between arresting gear and deck-edge sheaves, is unfeasible because of space limitations of many airfields. A separated, angled configuration of the E-15 was devised in an effort to reduce space requirements of the gear. The latter configuration was evaluated to determine performance characteristics, operational limits, reliability and component service life, arresting-gear calibration with aircraft, and recycle time. Roll-in, taxi-in, and fly-in arrestments of A-4, F-8, F-4, and A-3 aircraft weighing from 13,900 to 70,500 pounds were conducted on-center and at 25- and 40-foot off-center distances at engaging speeds ranging from 98 to 168 knots. Author
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