A comparison of the calculated maximum-maneuver response characteristics of three air-to-air, beam-rider, guided missiles having different lift ratios

Howard F. Matthews, Elwood C. Stewart
naca-rm-a51f18
Sep 1951


A comparison was made of the calculated response characteristics corresponding to the maximum maneuver of a variable-incidence, a canard, and a conventional tail-aft-control, beam-rider, guided missile, which are indicative, respectively, of a high positive, a low positive, and a negative lift ratio (the proportion of the lift developed by the movable control-surface deflection to the total lift in steady acceleration).

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