1966-02-01

Beryllium Structures for Aircraft 660666

The advantages of an F-4C beryllium rudder are presented (torsional stiffness increased 500%, weight reduced 46%). Its analysis, design, fabrication, and ground tests discussed, and a fail-safe flight test program defined. Other potential F4C beryllium structural components within the state-of-the-art are reviewed and potential weight savings estimated.

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