Accession Number : AD0013402


Title :   Fragmentation Testing of Dual Initiated 3in./5 Warhead No. 144


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA


Personal Author(s) : GORMAN, J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/013402.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Tests were conducted to determine the fragment velocity distribution and space distribution of the war head loaded with composition C-3. The explosive charge was a 0.60-in.-thick, 2.88-in.-od, 12.0-in.-long annulus. Both initiators were at one end of the war head and diametrically opposed. Results showed no appreciable increase in fragment velocity with increased distance from the initiators. Furthermore, there were no noticeable change in fragment space distribution with respect to the axis through the initiators.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING(GUIDED MISSILES) , *WARHEADS , DISTRIBUTION , FRAGMENTS , AMMUNITION FRAGMENTS , WARFARE , VELOCITY , EXPLOSIVE CHARGES


Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE