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    Advanced Composite Material Applications to F-14A Structure

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    This paper presents a review of the advanced composite material applications to the F-14 aircraft. These composite applications include the boron/epoxy horizontal stabilizer, and the hybrid advanced composite over-wing fairing and main landing gear door.

    A brief design review of each of these components is presented together with the program payoffs. A summary of composite horizontal stabilizer production and service experience also is presented and compared to typical metal aircraft service data.


    composite materials, boron/epoxy, graphite/epoxy, hybrid composites, stabilizers, aircraft

    Author Information:

    Forsch, H
    Project engineer, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, N. Y.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36900S