Accession Number : AD0431529


Title :   MALFUNCTION INVESTIGATION OF CARTRIDGE, 105MM HOWITZER: GAS, NONPERSISTENT, GB, M360, DUALGRAN W/BURSTER, M40, W/FUZE, PD, M508,


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J


Personal Author(s) : Ciccia,Joseph F.


Report Date : FEB 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : Prematures which occurred with M360 Cartridges fired from the XM103E3 Howitzer were probably caused by conditioning and firing rounds at a temperature (+155 F) exceeding the melting point (+154.6 F) of the tetrytol used in the M40 Burster. Defects observed, such as contaminated bursters and undersized felt pads, could have caused prematures. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*CARTRIDGES, FAILURE), PROJECTILE FUZES, HOWITZERS, TEMPERATURE, TEST METHODS, SAFETY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE