Accession Number:

AD0848915

Title:

Utilization of a Hot Air Balloon in Ordnance Development.

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The employment of a hot air balloon as a testing instrument has provided a unique environment in ordnance development. A hot air balloon, serving as an intermediate launch platform between static testing and aircraft flight tests, has allowed cost and turnaround time to be reduced. The design and development of a tethered hot air balloon facility is presented. Since the facility was designed to assist the fuel-air explosive FAE program, the FAE weapon was used as the ordnance example. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE