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
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