A-10 Carriage Loads Test
Final rept., May 26 - 3 Jun 1978
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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A wind tunnel test was conducted with a 0.05-scale model of the A-10 aircraft to obtain carriage loads data for various external store configurations. The external stores consisted of 14 different bombs and pods, four different loading racks, and three 600-gal ferrying tanks mounted in various combinations on all 11 pylons. The loads imposed by the stores on the pylons were measured on six of the 11 pylons with strain-gage balances mounted inside the pylons. Mach number was varied from 0.3 to 0.75 and aircraft sideslip angle was varied from -18 to 18 deg at constant angles of attack of 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 deg.
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