AN EVALUATION OF VERY LARGE AIRPLANES AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Candidate applications of very large airplanes include: strategic airlifter, tanker, missile launcher, tactical battle platform, maritime air cruiser, and C3 platform. This report summarizes AD-A040 532 which explored the military utility of very large airplanes (over 1 million pounds gross weight) and examined several alternative fuels that could be used by such airplanes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Executive Summary to Rept. no. R-1889-AF, AD-A040 532. See also Rept. no. R-1829-PR, AD-A039 597.
  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90407-2138
  • Authors:
    • Mikolowsky, W T
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-1889/1-AF Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F49620-77-C-0023
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM