Ballistic/Aerodynamics Research System (BARS) Facility
Final rept. May 1967-Dec 1973
AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL
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This report describes the equipment, test capabilities and support facilities of the BallisticAerodynamics Research System BARS Facility. The Facility consists of a 28 by 40 inch subsonic wind tunnel, a series of six compressed air guns used to launch aerodynamic models for investigation, a 6.7 inch smooth bore powder gun for launching high velocityhigh weight test items, a 30mm smooth bore powder gun, and instrumented 250 ft yaw card range, a vertical air jet, and a pylonrack ejection test stand. Electronic instrumentation is available for signal conditioning, monitoring, and recording purposes. An automatic digital data acquisition system processes data from the wind tunnel and can also be utilized on any of the other test systems. A small machine shop and electronics workshop are available for model and instrumentation fabrication and equipment repair and modification.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods