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Tests of the An-Mark 53 Aircraft Depth Bomb

Dolittle, Harold L. (1945) Tests of the An-Mark 53 Aircraft Depth Bomb. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This report covers Water Tunnel tests made on a 2-inch diameter model of the Mk 53 Aircraft Depth Bomb. These tests were conducted at the Hydrodynamics Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology and were authorized by Dr. L. G. Straub, Head Technical Aide. to Section 6.1, National Defense Research Committee, in a letter dated July 12, 1945. This work included cavitation photographs of the model in the Water Tunnel under a wide range of values for the cavitation parameter, tests to determine the moment, drag, and cross force coefficients, and also tests to obtain the pressure distribution along the afterbody and the hydrostatic fuze located within the tail structure. The model was also provided with pressure taps at the nose and forward part of the body, but the pressure distribution for these taps was not determined on account of lack of time.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Office of Scientific Research & Development National Defense Research Committee Division Six-Section 6.1. Section No 6.1-sr207-2350. Laboratory no ND-44.
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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