Accession Number:

ADB011428

Title:

Separation Characteristics of the MK-82 AIR when Released from the F-111 Aircraft at Mach Numbers from 0.70 to 1.25

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7-9 Jan 1976

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Wind tunnel tests were conducted in the Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel 4T to investigate the separation characteristics of the MK-82 Air Inflatable Retarder AIR when released from BRU-3AA racks mounted on various pylon stations of the F-111 aircraft. Trajectory data were acquired at Mach numbers from 0.7 to 1.25 for simulated altitudes of 1,000 and 15,000 ft. All stores separated without store-to-aircraft contact. However, one release condition resulted in the stores passing very close to the underside of the F-111 wing.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Aerial Bombs
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE