STP671

    Highlights of the C-141 Service Life Monitoring Program

    Published: Jan 1979


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    Abstract

    271 C-141A and 1 YC-141B Lockheed Starlifter cargo transport airplanes are presently in the United States Air Force (USAF) Military Airlift Command (MAC) inventory. The C-141A program includes all elements of the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) defined in Military Standard MIL-STD-1530 (USAF), “Aircraft Structural Integrity Program, Airplane Requirements”, 1 Sept. 1972. The purpose of this paper is to present highlights of the C-141A service life monitoring program.

    Keywords:

    service life, monitoring, fatigue mechanics, fracture mechanics, fatigue tests


    Author Information:

    Morcock, DS
    A/C development engineer specialist, Lockheed-Georgia Co., Manetta, Ga.


    Paper ID: STP35867S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35867S


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