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Concept definition and aerodynamic technology studies for single-engine V/STOL fighter/attack aircraftThe results obtained in the early stages of a research program to develop aerodynamic technology for single-engine V/STOL fighter/attack aircraft projected for the post-1990 period are summarized. This program includes industry studies jointly sponsored by NASA and the Navy. Four contractors have identified promising concepts featuring a variety of approaches for providing propulsive lift. Vertical takeoff gross weights range from about 10,000 to 13,600 kg (22,000 to 30,000 lb). The aircraft have supersonic capability, are highly maneuverable, and have significant short takeoff overload capability. The contractors have estimated the aerodynamics and identified aerodynamic uncertainties associated with their concepts. Wind-tunnel research programs will be formulated to investigate these uncertainties. A description of the concepts is emphasized.
Document ID
19820035681
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Nelms, W. P. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Durston, D. A. (NASA Ames Research Center Aircraft Aerodynamics Branch, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1981
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 81-2647
Meeting Information
V/STOL Conference(Palo Alto, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other