This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides the hydraulic and flight-control system designer with the various design options and techniques that are currently available to enhance the survivability of military aircraft. The AIR addresses the following major topics: a. Design concepts and architecture (see 3.2, 3.5, and 3.6) b. Design implementation (see 3.3, 3.6, and 3.7) c. Means to control external leakage (see 3.4) d. Component design (see 3.8)
AIR1083B has been revised for the following reasons: a. Deleted Section 3.9 “Non-Ballistic Threats” and added a reference to MIL-HDBK-2069 Aircraft Survivability. b. Technical changes in terminology have been made to be consistent with the updated references and the deletion of section 3.9 c. Other technical changes to reflect the use of technology which, at Revision B, was under development. d. The references called out in the document have been updated. e. Editorial changes have been made to improve the readability of the document.