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.
- Executive Summary to Rept. no. R-1889-AF, AD-A040 532. See also Rept. no. R-1829-PR, AD-A039 597.
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- Mikolowsky, W T
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Aircraft fuels; Ammonia; Aviation fuels; Cargo aircraft; Cost effectiveness; Energy conservation; Ethanol; Fuel consumption; Intelligent transportation systems; Jet engine fuels; Jet transports; Life cycle costing; Liquefied gases; Liquid hydrogen; Methane; Military aircraft; Military airlift; Nuclear power; Planning; Refueling; Ship operations; Synthetic fuels; Tankers; Weight
- Identifier Terms: United States Air Force
- Uncontrolled Terms: Missions; Payload
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Air force planning; Airlift operations; Refueling in flight; Stationkeeping
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Energy; Environment; Finance; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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