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NOL WATER-ENTRY TEST FACILITY
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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A high velocity, variable angle launcher has been placed in operation at the test pond of the Naval Ordnance Laboratory. Internally instrumented models and high speed motion picture photography are used to provide water-entry shock signatures and trajectory information. Scale and full size test vehicles up to 500 pounds in weight and 14.25 inches in diameter can be launched at velocities that range from 350 fps for a 500 pound model to 1100 fps for a 5 pound model. The report describes the facility and its operation, discusses its advantages and limitations, and summarizes the test programs conducted in the facility since its completion. Author
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