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Aerodynamic Heating and Cooling Temperature Criteria Determination for Air-Launched Liquid Rocket Motors
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
The thermal regime of a 12-inch diameter liquid rocket motor, while carried by F4B and A6A aircraft, is investigated. Aerodynamic heating is measured during carriage by the F4B aircraft. Aerodynamic cooling is investigated during flights of up to 4 12 hours on A6A aircraft. The report includes figures which give the heating and cooling profiles, and tables.
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