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TRAJECTORY CONSIDERATIONS OF AN AIRCRAFT TORPEDO WITH A GLIDING PARACHUTE.
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS
In order to achieve consistent torpedo impact conditions for a wide range of release conditions, utilization of a gliding parachute for stabilization and lift has been suggested. Trajectory calculations show that this objective can be achieved within certain limits. Wind tunnel experiments indicated that a parachute-torpedo combination can be stablized within the range of the required angle of attack. Roll and yaw stabilization of the parachute torpedo system has not been investigated. Author
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