Charts expressing the time, velocity, and altitude relations for an airplane diving in a standard atmosphere

Pearson, H A
naca-tn-599
April 1937


In this report charts are given showing the relation between time, velocities, and altitude for airplanes having various terminal velocities diving in a standard atmosphere. The range of starting altitudes is from 8,000 to 32,000 feet, and the terminal velocities vary from 150 to 550 miles per hour. A comparison is made between an experimental case and the results obtained from the charts. Examples pointing out the use of the charts are included.

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