Weights Methods Sources for AIRCRAFT DESIGN: A Conceptual Approach

Daniel P. Raymer, Ph.D.

Throughout the years I've been asked to help find copies of the references in my book. Most are available, some free on NASA or DoD websites, some still in print for purchase, and some available at online used bookstores - if you're lucky.

However, I have not been able to help find copies of the three excellent reports upon which I based many of my statistical weights equations. Short summary papers are available through the Society of Allied Weight Engineers but they don't contain the full derivation nor the historical aircraft data used to create the equations.

Since the originals are not copyright, are not marked proprietary, and are more than 40 years old, I've decided to post them here in pdf form. These were scanned from my ancient photocopies by DAR Corp, thank you very much!

Weights Method Development: Cargo & Transport Aircraft
Weights Method Development: Fighter & Attack Aircraft
Weights Method Development: General Aviation

If there is any objection to this free posting please inform me by email. I'm not profiting from this, but don't want to step on somebody else's ownership rights (as happens so often to my own work!)

If anyone has better copies, please forward them to me. But, it's more likely that mine are the last in existence, and I wanted them to be available to all.

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