Accession Number:

ADA018733

Title:

Application of Designs to Improve Aircraft Flight Control Survivability,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-05

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This paper is presented in two parts. It summarizes the operational flight control survivability experience during the past decade and describes designs that have been implemented or developed to reduce the vulnerability of tactical aircraft flight control systems. Presented are the results of analyses and evaluations of combat experience data wherein flight controls contributed disproportionately to approximately twenty-five 25 percent of aircraft losses, while comprising only five 5 percent of total aircraft presented area. The culprit components, concepts and mechanizations have been identified and suggested designs are presented to minimize aircraft flight control system vulnerability. Finally, the impacts that these designs can or have had on new weapon system developments are shown. Also indicated, is the extent, if any, survivability enhancement is incorporated into newly acquired or developmental aircraft such as the A-10, F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, and AAH. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE