A method is presented to predict the perturbed motion of an airplane following stores jettisoning. The mass, moment of inertia, forces, and moments acting on the airplane are suitably split into contributions from the stores and the rest of the airplane parts. The separation of stores is assumed to result in a step change of mass, moment of inertia, forces, and moments contributed by stores. The resulting set of perturbed state equations of motion are solved for two illustrative airplane-stores combination. A criterion is evolved to qualitatively indicate locations for safe store separation. It is suggested that the present method used to predict airplane perturbed motion following stores separation for a given airplane-store combination and results be used in conjunction with store trajectory analysis for finally declaring a store location as safe or unsafe.
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