Accession Number:

AD0016411

Title:

GUNFIRE TESTS OF VICKERS, INCORPORATED CYLINDRICAL ACCUMULATORS FOR AIRCRAFT HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to determine the ability of each piston-type accumulator to remain in 1 piece and the material of the cylinder to resist excessive tear the size of the tear not to exceed 3 in. in any 1 direction beyond the hole cut by the projectile when subjected to a 0.50-cal incendiary- projectile impact. The 50-cu in. accumulators failed to comply with specifications. The 200-cu in. accumulators performed satisfactorily. The 100-cu in. accumulator charged with hydrolube for comparison with petroleum-base hydraulic fluid failedto remain in 1 piece. The fluid and air end caps employed on the accumulators performed satisfactorily.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics
  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Safety Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE