Accession Number:

AD0276200

Title:

Drop Criteria Tests For The M60 Rocket Motor And The Gar 11 Missile

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Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UT

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Report Date:

1962-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Drop tests of 12-in. and 18-in. drops onto a steel plate, backed with reinforced concrete, were conducted on 11 unprotected M60 rocket motors installed in a missile airframe. Two complete GAR 11 missiles were placed in their storage and shipping containers and dropped onto the reinforced concrete. The M60 rocket motors were inspected and x-rayed before and after the drop tests. The rocket motors were temperature conditioned at either -60 F or 170 F prior to the drop tests. All 13 of the rocket motors were temperature conditioned at either -60 F, 70 F, or 170 F and were static fired at the respective temperatures. There were no indications of unserviceability from the drop tests, x-rays, nozzle alignment measurement or ballistic performance data. The ballistic performance was within the specification limits on all 13 motors. It is recommended that the M60 rocket motor installed in a GAR 11 missile and in the missile shipping container or an M60 motor in its shipping container which is dropped 48 inches or less shall be considered serviceable. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE