Ditching investigations of dynamic models and effects of design parameters on ditching characteristics

Lloyd J. Fisher, Edward L. Hoffman
naca-tn-3946
Feb 1957


Data from ditching investigations conducted with dynamic scale models of various airplanes are presented in the form of tables. The effects of design parameters on the ditching characteristics of airplanes, based on scale-model investigations and on reports of full-scale ditchings, are discussed. Various ditching aids are also discussed as a means of improving ditching behavior.

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