Tests of a Northrop XSSM-A-3 Missile in the Ames 40- by 80-Foot Wind Tunnel: Stability and Control

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This report presents the results of wind-tunnel force tests which were conducted to determine the low-speed stability and control characteristics of a full-scale Northrop XSSM-A-3 missile. Tests were made through a range of angles of attack, sideslip, and control deflection, and at various Reynolds numbers. Characteristics of the complete missile are compared with the characteristics of the missile with the landing skids extended, with the vertical tail removed, and with the fuselage alone. No analysis of the data has been made in order to make the results available as soon as possible.

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Maki, Ralph L. April 5, 1950.

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  • Main Title: Tests of a Northrop XSSM-A-3 Missile in the Ames 40- by 80-Foot Wind Tunnel: Stability and Control
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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This report presents the results of wind-tunnel force tests which were conducted to determine the low-speed stability and control characteristics of a full-scale Northrop XSSM-A-3 missile. Tests were made through a range of angles of attack, sideslip, and control deflection, and at various Reynolds numbers. Characteristics of the complete missile are compared with the characteristics of the missile with the landing skids extended, with the vertical tail removed, and with the fuselage alone. No analysis of the data has been made in order to make the results available as soon as possible.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20050019252 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-SA50D05
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 20050019252
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc64101

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  • April 5, 1950

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Maki, Ralph L. Tests of a Northrop XSSM-A-3 Missile in the Ames 40- by 80-Foot Wind Tunnel: Stability and Control, report, April 5, 1950; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc64101/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.