Accession Number:

AD0257327

Title:

TALOS STRUCTURAL FIRING TEST ABOARD THE USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Report Date:

1961-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

Six TALOS Mk 11 Mod 2 boosters with concrete slugs were fired aboard the USS LITTLE ROCK CLG-4 to investigate the adequacy of the protection for the TALOS launching system personnel against blast effects and to determine the effects of the booster blast on the ships structure. The test vehicles were fired at various angles such that the exhaust stream was directed at areas where damage, flame, or toxic gas leakage had occurred during the structural firing tests aboard the USS GALVESTON CLG-3. These tests were also utilized to evaluate the design changes in the ships structural components that were necessitated by the results of the GALVESTON tests. Measurements were made of pressures in the exhaust stream, structural strains, toxic gas concentrations, noise levels, flame penetrations at door seals and temperature changes inside the ship. High-speed motion pictures were taken on all tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE