Free-flight investigation to determine the drag of flat- and vee- windshield canopies on a parabolic fuselage with and without transonic indentation between Mach numbers of 0.75 and 1.35

Walter L. Kouyoumjian, Sherwood Hoffman
naca-tn-4405
SEP 1958


A free-flight investigation was conducted between Mach numbers of 0.75 and 1.35 to determine the effects on model total drag and pressure drag of (a) canopy location (along a parabolic body of revolution), (b) canopy windshield shape, (c) canopy fineness ratio, and (d) transonic-area-rule indentation.

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