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Birdproofing the Sabreliner
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1966 by SAE International in United States
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Birdproofing the cockpit of the high-performance North American Sabreliner involved “shooting” 4-pound birds at the windshields at speeds up to 350 knots, in order to qualify for a Transport Category Type Certificate. A description of the test procedure and results is given for the five basic transparent areas requiring qualification.
The function of heating the vinyl inter-layer related to its birdproofing, de-fogging, and anti-icing requirements is described. Data of tests by Civil Aeronautics Administration is compared with Sabreliner test points.
CitationKing, C., "Birdproofing the Sabreliner," SAE Technical Paper 660214, 1966, https://doi.org/10.4271/660214.
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