Accession Number:

ADA014401

Title:

Some Aerodynamic Problems Raised by the Airship,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-22

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

After recalling the aerodynamic peculiarities of the free and the tethered balloon, the paper gives a survey of the airship aerodynamic characteristics, as recorded on old machines especially the Akron, in wind tunnel and in flight. The unstable nature of the airframes is emphasized, as well as the associated piloting problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE