Results of tests to determine the effect of a conical windshield on the drag of a bluff body at supersonic speeds

Sidney R. Alexander
naca-rm-l6k08a
Jan 1947


Tests have been conducted to determine the effect of a conical windshield on the drag of a bluff body at supersonic speeds. The following configurations were investigated: A sharp-nose fuselage with stabilizing fins, a blunt-nose fuselage obtained by rounding off the sharp nose to a hemispherical shape, and a blunt-nose fuselage with a conical point, or windshield, having the same nose angle as the original sharp nose and supported at the same position.

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