used in an air-to-air weapons system. Only one
telemetering missile at a time should be shot at a target.
After the first missile has destructed, a second shot may
be attempted if the target was not destroyed.
REVIEW NUMBER 2 ANSWERS
The one-way reel mounted in the center
section of the tow reel pod carries 2,000 feet
of 3/16-inch cable or 5,000 feet of 1/8-inch
cable on its spool.
The A/A47U-3A tow target launching system
consists of an RMK-19A/A47U-3 reeling
machine launcher, a PEK-84/A47U-3 reeling
machine launcher control, and applicable
interconnecting cable assemblies.
The major difference between the A/A47U-3A
machine-launcher systems is their weight and
The types of steel cables used in target towing
are 3/32-inch, 7 by 7 cable; 1/8-inch, 7 by 19
cable; and 1/8-inch, 1 by 19 armored cable.
Cables are frequently inspected because
continual use reduces its strength.
The Mk 8 target release ring is made of
case-hardened steel alloy.
The Klein "Chicago" grip provides a means of
transferring the target drag load from the reel
to a structural member of the towing aircraft.
The maximum load that can be applied to the
Klein "Chicago" grip is 15,000 pounds.
Aerodynamic Destruct System
destruct system causes the target to enter a spiral dive to
impact. This prevents the target from becoming a
hazard to other aircraft or impacting the ground in
undesired areas. Any one of four conditions activates
the destruct system:
Flight timer setting (ground adjustable at
2-minute intervals after 4 minutes of flight time
heading deviation) for a period of 30 seconds
Loss of electrical power or low-battery voltage
12.5 seconds after jettison from the launching
For further details concerning the AQM-37C
missile target, you should refer to Manual Operational
Mission Planning Guide for Navy Model AQM-37C
Missile Target, NAVAIR 01-90TBA-1T. Procedures for
loading/unloading of the AQM-37C are contained in
BQM-74C/E TARGET DRONE
The BQM-74C/E target drone (fig. 8-9) is a high
midwing monoplane of conventional design with an
Figure 8-9.BQM-74C/E target drone.