Accession Number:

AD0903922

Title:

Separation Characteristics of Six Stores from the A-7D Aircraft at Mach Numbers from 0.325 to 0.814

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Wind tunnel captive trajectory tests were conducted to investigate the separation characteristics of six stores from the wing pylons and racks of the A-7D aircraft. The stores tested represented possible combinations of munitions to be carried by the A-7D when performing search and rescue missions. Separation trajectory data were obtained for the loaded and expended SUU-23A gun pod, CBU-12AA, CBU-46A LAU-3A, LAU-68AA, and the expended CBU-30A. Trajectories were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.325 to 0.814 with aircraft angle of attack corresponding to level flight at 4000-ft altitude. For selected configurations, data were obtained to assess the influence of changes in the applied ejector forces during separation from the MAU-12BA pylon rack. The stores separated without contacting the aircraft with only two exceptions.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Bombers
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE