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