Flight and preflight tests of a ram jet burning magnesium slurry fuel and utilizing a solid-propellant gas generator for fuel expulsion

Bartlett, Walter, A , jr Hagginbotham, William K , Jr
April 06, 1955

Data obtained from the first flight test of a ram jet utilizing a magnesium slurry fuel are presented. The ram jet accelerated from a Mach number of 1.75 to a Mach number of 3.48 in 15.5 seconds. During this period a maximum values of air specific impulse and gross thrust coefficient were calculated to be 151 seconds and 0.658, respectively. The rocket gas generator used as a fuel-pumping system operated successfully.

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