Damping in a roll of a missile configuration with a modified triangular wing and a cruciform tail at a Mach number of 1.52

Richard Scherrer, David H. Dennis
naca-rm-a51a03
Mar 1951


The damping-in-roll stability derivatives of a missile configuration and its components were determined both experimentally and theoretically. The resistance to roll, or the damping in roll, is a major factor in determining the dynamic lateral stability of an aircraft and therefore must be predictable with good accuracy.

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