A New Device to Facilitate Moving F-15 Aircraft In and Out of Aircraft Shelters.
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R AND D ASSOCIATES MARINA DEL REY CALIF
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The new F-15A fighters barely fit through the entrance of a standard aircraft shelter, the most critical dimension being the vertical clearance over the F-15s tall vertical stabilizers. In this report we suggest that the passage of F-15s through the most constricted part of the entrance to a standard shelter could be considerably eased by locating a low hump-shaped riser approximately 36 feet long and 1 foot high just outside the entranceway. This riser would lift the nosewheel slightly above grade level as the aircraft rolled over it, and thereby lower the tail enough to provide adequate vertical clearance between the F-15s vertical stabilizers and the doorway to the shelter.
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