Results of flight tests to determine drag of parabolic and cone-cylinder bodies of very large fineness ratios at supersonic speeds

Clement J. Welsh, Carlos A. Demoraes
Aug 1951

Results of a free-flight investigation at supersonic speeds to determine zero-lift drag of a series of bodies of revolution are presented. Configurations tested included two parabolic bodies with fineness ratios of 17.78 and 24.5 and two 8 degree cone-cylinder bodies with fineness ratios of 17.2 and 21.2. Results of previous tests of similar parabolic bodies but with lower fineness ratios are included in this paper for comparison. All bodies for which data are presented in this paper had a base-to-maximum-diameter ratio of 0.437. Calculated drag coefficients are shown for all bodies for which data are presented.

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