Assessment of Self-sealing Performance of the Fuel Tank of the Rotorcraft against Gunfire Projectiles
회전익 항공기용 연료탱크 내탄성능 시험평가

Hyun-Gi Kim, Sung-Chan Kim, Jong-Won Lee, In-Hee Hwang, Jang-Wook Hue, Dong-Woo Shin, Tae-Kyung Jung, Byoung-Geun Ha
2010 Journal of the Korean Society for Aeronautical & Space Sciences  
Some rotorcraft fuel tanks are required to be self-sealing and crashworthy for enhancing the survivability of crews. Self-sealing capability prevents the fuel leakage through contacting fuel with self-sealing material when the tank wall is penetrated by projectiles such as bullets. US army established MIL-DTL-27422D which specifies the detail requirements related to gunfire resistant fuel tank especially for military rotorcraft. The Fuel tanks for Korea Helicopter Program have been developed in
more » ... accordance with MIL-DTL-27422D. The Self-sealing capability of the fuel tanks has been confirmed by the gunfire resistance test which specified on the MIL-DTL-27422D.
doi:10.5139/jksas.2010.38.5.477 fatcat:avs7nfoev5fkxi7if6gkpogr5u