Aerodynamic Loads and Separation Characteristics of the BLU-27B/B, MK- 82SE, and GBU-8 Weapons in the F-16 Aircraft Flow Field at Mach Numbers from 0.4 to 1.2
Final rept. 10-14 May 1976
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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A wind tunnel test was conducted to investigate the flow-field characteristics in the vicinity of the midwing and inboard weapon stations of the F-16 aircraft. Aerodynamic coefficients were measured on the BLU-27BB, GBU- 8, and MK-82SE stores placed at various locations in the aircraft flow field. Captive-separation trajectory data were obtained on the GBU-8 and MK-82SE stores. Data were acquired at Mach numbers from 0.4 to 1.2 for various weapons loading configurations of the F-16. Other variables included aircraft angles of attack from 0 to 10 deg and wing leading-edge-flap deflection angles of 0, 4, and 15 deg.
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