Accession Number : AD1011733


Title :   Small Arms - Hand and Shoulder Weapons and Machine Guns


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,20 Apr 2015,24 Jun 2016


Corporate Author : U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1011733.pdf


Report Date : 24 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : This TOP contains a compilation of procedures for testing hand and shoulder weapons and machine guns, including crew served weapons and light automatic cannons up to 50 millimeters in caliber. The test procedures apply to the basic weapons only; see TOP 04-2-016 for test procedures for small arms ammunition. Also, see TOP 03-2-504 for safety evaluations of hand and shoulder weapons. Grenade launchers are covered in TOP 03-2-030. Many small arms are also used as subsystems in combat vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, etc.; in these cases, consult the TOPs relevant to the specific platforms for possible additional test procedures.


Descriptors :   machine guns , small arms , shoulder launched weapons , handheld , rifles , test and evaluation , automatic weapons , small arms ammunition , grenade launchers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE