Accession Number : AD0759954


Title :   Safety Evaluation - Artillery, Mortar and Recoilless Rifle Ammunition.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. on materiel test procedure.


Corporate Author : ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Report Date : 11 DEC 1972


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The report describes safety evaluation test procedures applicable to all ammunition for field and antiaircraft, tank guns, recoilless rifles and mortars. Although primarily oriented toward explosive-loaded projectiles, procedures for non-explosive projectiles are included. The report covers safety evaluation of launch, flight and environmental hazards as well as compatibility of the ammunition with the weapon system. Test phases include propellant check-out, metal parts check-out storage test, transportation, and rough handling and supplemental tests. Excludes nuclear weapon projectiles. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*AMMUNITION, TEST METHODS), SAFETY, ARTILLERY, GUNS, PROJECTILES, COMPATIBILITY, HAZARDS, PROPELLANTS, SMALL ARMS


Subject Categories : TEST FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND METEORS
      GUNS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE