Accession Number:

AD0920984

Title:

Gunfire Tests of F-15 no. 1 Fuel Tank Explosion Suppression Foam Configuration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 May-31 Aug 1973

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Gunfire testing was conducted to determine whether a 50 voiding foam configuration for the F-15 No. 1 fuselage fuel tank can suppress fuel vapor explosions to maximum peak overpressures of less than the structural strength limitation of the tank. The resulting peak overpressures stayed well within the 15 psig limit as established by the F-15 Fuel System Design Analysis Report, MDC 0372.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Plastics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE