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The drag characteristics of several airships determined by deceleration testsThis report presents the results of deceleration tests conducted for the purpose of determining the drag characteristics of six airships. The tests were made with airships of various shapes and sizes belonging to the Army, the Navy, and the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation. Drag coefficients for the following airships are shown: Army TC-6, TC-10, and TE-2; Navy Los Angeles and ZMC-2; Goodyear Puritan. The coefficients vary from about 0.045 for the small blunt airships to 0.023 for the relatively large slender Los Angeles. This variation may be due to a combination of effects, but the most important of these is probably the effect of length-diameter ratio.
Document ID
19930091470
Document Type
Other
Authors
Thompson, F L
Kirschbaum, H W
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1932
Report/Patent Number
NACA-TR-397
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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