In support of the Air Base Attack Study, which investigated options for NATO air forces to attack Warsaw Pact air bases, this report presents data on the maximum payload drag area limits for F-4E, A-7D, and F-111A aircraft for specified mission radii (250, 300, 350, 450, 500, and 550 miles). Drag calculations can help analysts determine optimal payload mixes for specific airfield attacks.
Burkholz, G. M., Aircraft Payload Limits for the Airbase Attack Study. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1970. https://www.rand.org/pubs/documents/D20322.html.
Burkholz, G. M., Aircraft Payload Limits for the Airbase Attack Study, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, D-20322-PR, 1970. As of May 12, 2022: https://www.rand.org/pubs/documents/D20322.html