Accession Number:

ADB013240

Title:

Advanced Design Composite Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 25 Jun-19 Dec 1975

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA LOS ANGELES AIRCRAFT DIV

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

382.0

Abstract:

This study was conducted to identify the payoff of advanced composite materials, in comparison to advanced metallic materials, for design of future fighter aircraft in the early 1980 time period. A mission, typical of a deepstrike, supersonic penetration, interdiction fighter, is selected for use in the design of an all-composite fighter incorporating advanced composite materials into 70 to 80 percent of its empty weight. The cost, weight, and performance characteristics of this aircraft are compared to a fighter, designed to the same mission, which utilizes advanced metallic structure and about 10 percent of advanced composite materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE