Accession Number:

AD0271193

Title:

DROP TESTS OF THE MODIFIED MK 8 CONTAINER FOR THE ROCKET MOTOR M60 (GAR 11)

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Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR MATERIEL AREA HILL AFB UTAH

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Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A test was made to determine if the modified Mk 8 Mod 0 shipping container could qualify as a suitable container for the shipment of the M60 rocket motor used in the GAR 11. The container was previously used to store bags of 16 in. gun propellant. The containers were modified by cutting out a 13 in. section and welding it together. Eleven Mk8 containers and 12 rocket motors, M60, were subjected to 48-in. drop tests in vertical and horizontal attitudes. One container was subjected to eight 30 in. drop tests on the upper and lower rims. The containers were pressurized for leak tests before and after the drop tests. The rocket motors were x-rayed before and after the drop tests. The containers were slightly damaged .25-in dents in the lower rim in the 48-in. and 30-in. drop test. The pressure retention of the containers was about the same after the drop tests as it was before the tests. No damage was sustained by the motor as noted by visual examination, x-ray, or nozzle alignment. 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