Accession Number:

AD0266387

Title:

DROP TESTS OF THE MODIFIED MK 8 CONTAINER FOR THE ROCKET MOTOR M46 (GAR 3A/4A)

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Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR MATERIEL AREA HILL AFB UTAH

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this test was to determine if the modified Mk 8 Mod 0 shipping contain r could qualify as a suitable container for shipment of the M46 rocket motor used in the GAR 3A4A. The container was used previously to store bags of 16-in. gun propellant. The container was modified by cutting out a 13-in. section and welding it together. It was concluded that the container adequately fulfilled the requirements of physical rigidity and pressure retention. The container withstood damage and it protected the enclosed rocket motor from becoming unserviceable. It is recommended that the motors subjected to drops of 48-in. or less while enclosed in their shipping containers be determined serviceable. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE