PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT MODEL 385 AIR REFUELING STORE

@inproceedings{Lassmann1962PROTOTYPEDM,
  title={PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT MODEL 385 AIR REFUELING STORE},
  author={C. V. Lassmann},
  year={1962}
}
  • C. V. Lassmann
  • Published 1962
  • Engineering
  • Abstract : Additional flight testing of the prototype Model 385 Air Refueling Store was started at Patuxent on August 14, 1963. A total of 19 extend/retract cycles were performed during four flights. Chase pilots reported favorably on formating position and drogue characteristics, however, no engagements or fuel transfers were attempted. During the fourth flight, the boom lift cable was broken by an ungoverned extension, resulting in subsequent jettison of the store. Prepara tions are in… CONTINUE READING

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