Second edition, still the only text of its kind and required reading for anyone involved in design of air combat vehicles. Aircraft combat survivability is now an established design discipline for U.S. military aircraft. More importantly survivability is now an essential part of the U.S. Department of Defence acquisition process. Furthermore, improving public health, safety, and survivability is now woven throughout the civil and commercial sector. From infant car seats to the design of aircraft cargo bay structures that can withstand internal bomb blasts, the US Government is establishing survivability standards. The extensively illustrated 2nd edition presents the fundamentals of the aircraft combat survivability design discipline as defined by the DoD military standards and acquisition processes. It provides the history of, the concepts for, and the assessment methodology and the design technology for the combat survivability analysis and design of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. UAVs, and missiles. Each chapter specifies learning objectives; stresses important points; and includes notes, references, bibliography and questions.
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