Accession Number:

AD0431529

Title:

MALFUNCTION INVESTIGATION OF CARTRIDGE, 105MM HOWITZER: GAS, NONPERSISTENT, GB, M360, DUALGRAN W/BURSTER, M40, W/FUZE, PD, M508,

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Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

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Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Prematures which occurred with M360 Cartridges fired from the XM103E3 Howitzer were probably caused by conditioning and firing rounds at a temperature 155 F exceeding the melting point 154.6 F of the tetrytol used in the M40 Burster. Defects observed, such as contaminated bursters and undersized felt pads, could have caused prematures. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE