Effects of the SCANA Shape No. 1 Turret on Separation of Guided MK-84 Weapons and the SUU-30H/B Dispenser from the F-111E Aircraft at Transonic Speeds
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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A test was conducted in the Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel 4T to evaluate the effects of the SCANA shape No. 1 modification to the F-111 fuselage on store separation characteristics and to determine store aerodynamic coefficients when located at, or near, the inboard and outborad pivot pylons of the F-111 aircraft. Data were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.40 to 1.30 to assess the influence of the aircraft angle of attack, wing-sweep angle, and the presence of the SCANA turret. Trajectory data were obtained on 124-scale models of the MK- 84 LGB and MK-84 EOGB guided bombs and the SUU-30 HB dispenser munition. This report contains a description of the test, information to identify the test conditions and configurations for all data taken, and sufficient plotted data to show the various effects on the store model trajectories and aerodynamic loads. Test results indicate no significant alteration in store trajectories when the SCANA turret is added to the F-111E aircraft.
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