Accession Number:

AD0129983

Title:

QUARTERLY REPORT NO. 1, PERIOD TO JANUARY 1, 1953

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Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC EL SEGUNDO CA

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Report Date:

1953-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

After a performance study designed to establish the external configuration for air-droppable antitank land mines containing both a high explosive cylindrical charge and a shaped charge was completed, inert test drops were conducted to determine the effect of soil barriers on various shaped charge configurations. These results combined with a literature survey helped to determine that the mine should contain a shaped charge rather than a high explosive or cylindrical charge. A literature survey regarding the various possible means of fusing the mine was followed by laboratory and field experiments on such fuse components as a tremor switch and magnetic detector. To date the type of influence fuse and the means of sterilization are not definitely established.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE