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Rapid Site Preparation For Turbojet VTOL Aircraft

Report Number: APL TDR 64-125
Author: Butler, J. E.
Author: Thomas, G. F.
Corporate Author: Ling-Temco-Vought Inc Dallas Tex LTV Vought Aeronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Pages: 108
Contract: AF 33(615)-1092
Project: 8174
Task: 817401
AD Number: AD0613342

A sprayable, rapid-curing, light-weight, low-cost material system for use as a remote landing and take-off site for turbojet VTOL aircraft was developed. The material system was composed of a chlorinated polyester resin system modified with temperature resistant additives and fiber glass reinforcement. The capabilities of the material system were demonstrated by testing in the direct exhaust of an afterburning J85-GE-5 turbojet engine in the Research and Technology Division jet test facility and by an operational field site used for repeated take-off and landings of an X-14A jet VTOL aircraft. The material system withstood temperatures up to 3000F for short time periods. It is believed that the basic VTOL landing site area exposed to the severe temperatures and velocities of a jet engine exhaust can be fabricated using a maximim of 2.5 lbs./ft2.

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