Accession Number : AD0474843


Title :   FINISH AND COATING DEVELOPMENT FOR MAULER WEAPON POD


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Jul 1964-10 Jul 1965


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL GROUND EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Wade, Jr , Jack R ; Lyons, Charles E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474843.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jul 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : The purpose of this project was to develop one or more protective coatings for the MAULER weapon pod which would protect the exterior surfaces and materials of the pod against the exhaust blasts emitting from MAULER missiles. This report covers the period of time from 10 July 1964 to 1 July 1965. During this period, 22 materials were evaluated utilizing the actual conditions of MAULER missile firings. Three materials have demonstrated a satisfactory capability for withstanding MAULER firings. Two of the three materials were subjected to six firing tests while the third material was limited to four firing tests. The three materials are recommended for use with the MAULER weapon pod and are rated in the order listed below: (1) two-part epoxy matrix-type coating; (2) epoxy and fiberglass, two-part compound coating; (3) alkali metal silicate pigmented with inorganic fillers.


Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS , TEMPERATURE , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , ADHESION , EROSION , PRESSURE , PAINTS , BLAST , ACCEPTABILITY , GLASS TEXTILES , ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS , EXHAUST GASES , PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS , CAPTIVE TESTS , SILICATES , EPOXY RESINS , BONDING , ALUMINUM , COATINGS , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , CORROSION


Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE