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PLASTICS IN THE AIR FORCE,
AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
Plastic materials possess many unique properties, which are being used effectively in Air Force applications. Of particular importance are their high-temperature, structural, electrical and ablative properties. This report describes the utilization of such properties in various airborne and aerospace applications. A look into the future reveals that materials requirements are becoming ever more demanding. Plastics with new and improved capabilities are thus required. Some of the newly formulated research goals designed to yield these plastics of the future are reviewed. Author