Accession Number : AD0004338


Title :   TESTS OF FIRE BOMB MK 77 MOD 0 MODIFIED TO 75 GALLON CAPACITY


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA


Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, L P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/004338.pdf


Report Date : 26 Feb 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Catapult, arrested-landing, and Douglas-bomb-ejector tests were conducted to determine the maximum accelerations which the bomb would withstand without causing deformation detrimental to the operation of the bomb. The bomb withstood 15.1 g's in the fore and aft directions and 9.7 g's sideways without deformation. The bomb appeared suitable for most operational catapult take-offs and arrested landings, although it did not meet the general acceleration requirements for all externally carried aircraft stores. The bomb was only superficially damaged by the bomb ejector foot. The development of a more effetive seal for closing the end bulkheads is recommended.


Descriptors :   *ACCELERATION TOLERANCE , *INCENDIARY BOMBS , REQUIREMENTS , AIRCRAFT , DEFORMATION , ORIENTATION(DIRECTION) , EJECTORS , STORES , OPERATION , CATAPULTS , ARRESTING GEAR , BULKHEADS , LANDING


Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE