Ground simulation and captive flight tests were conducted on an air-to-air missile airframe. Both internal carriage, at subsonic and transonic speeds (0.7 <M≪1.0), and conformal carriage, at supersonic speeds (M≪1.8), were tested for the missile/FB-111 combination. Twenty-three vibro-acoustic and 27 strain measurements were made at six locations on the test article. The tests were performed to demonstrate flight worthiness of the airframe technology and compatibility of the missile with the aircraft. Comparison of responses measured in flight with predicted captive environments showed close agreement.

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