Accession Number : AD0433091


Title :   SHELF AND SERVICE LIFE TEST OF ROCKET MOTORS, M16E3 FOR MACE (MGM-13A),


Corporate Author : OGDEN AIR MATERIEL AREA HILL AFB UTAH


Personal Author(s) : Arbon,Alden T


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Tests were accomplished to determine the feasibility of extending the combined service and shelf life of the M16E3 Rocket Motor for the MGM13A Missile System. Inspection, both visual and radiographic, along with static firing was accomplished on five motors, age 60 months. Tests were conducted at -30 F and 160 F. X-ray examination revealed several small propellant defects. These defects did not have an adverse effect on performance. One motor, was not considered a representative sample of the inventory, leaked at the forward end. No malfunctions occurred in the other motors and ballistic parameters were within specification limits. It is recommended that the combined service and shelf life of the M16E3 Rocket Motor be extended to 6-1/2 years provided continuous vigilance is maintained on the exudate condition. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES , CAPTIVE TESTS , VISUAL INSPECTION , RADIOGRAPHY , CRYOGENICS , HIGH TEMPERATURE , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , STORAGE , ROCKET IGNITERS , PYROGENS , SAFETY , SPECIFICATIONS , PRESSURE , TIME , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , INTERIOR BALLISTICS , SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES


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