Accession Number:

ADA007219

Title:

Vulnerability of Tethered Balloon Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DELTA RESEARCH CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A serious look at the vulnerability of tethered balloons indicates that they are difficult to bring down quickly because of the large size, low differential pressure across the skin, and low gas loss because of partial closure when projectives pass through. With no radar signature, and the soft skin, it is difficult to make any currently available round explode at the right moment to create a catastrophic failure.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE