Accession Number:

ADA058128

Title:

An Examination of the Factors Affecting the Thrust Requirements and the Hover and Short Takeoff Performance of Several Jet V/STOL Fighter Concepts,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD AVIATION AND SURFACE EFFECTS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

A Study of five jet vertical takeoff and landing fighter concepts was made considering height and attitude control, ground effect, ingestion losses, control bleed effects, installation losses, component weights, and short takeoff performance. A fixed gross weight of 35,000 pounds was assumed for each of the following concepts studied Lift Plus LiftCruise LiftCruise Plus Remote Burner LiftCruise bleed air for control Vertical Attitude Takeoff and Landing, and Tilt Wing. Since total mission performance was not included in the study, no conclusion as to the best concept is made, but rather some of the missionconcept tradeoffs are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • VSTOL
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE