Accession Number:

AD0855284

Title:

Construction and Evaluation of a Polyester-Fiber Glass Pad for the Dornier DO-31 Jet VTOL Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 20 Mar 67-24 Jan 69,

Corporate Author:

LTV AEROSPACE CORP DALLAS TX VOUGHT AERONAUTICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of a rapidly prepared lightweight operational VTOL pad was demonstrated by constructing a 150 x 157 foot pad at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The construction equipment was a self-contained modular system developed for preparing polyester-fiber glass surfaces over in-situ soils. The pad was constructed of a polyester resin reinforced fiber glass mat weighing about 4.4 pounds per square foot. The German Do-31 vertical take-off and landing aircraft, powered by ten jet engines and weighing over 40,000 pounds, successfully operated from the pad. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE