Accession Number:

ADA210700

Title:

Definition and Reduction of the F-18 Windshield Birdstrike Hazard

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Feb 1986-Jul 1988

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

1989-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

Since 1983 there have been nine reported bird impacts on the F-18 windshield, resulting in one penetration and one injured pilot. The number of penetrations can be expected to increase as the F-18 fleet size increases. This program was initiated to develop a windshield system with an increased bird impact capability for the F-18 aircraft. The results of this seven-part study were into a design recommendation.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE