Accession Number:

AD0477103

Title:

ENGINEERING TEST (SAFETY RELEASE) OF AERIAL SMOKE MARKER AND SMOKE MARKER DISPENSER, SMD-1.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEVELOPMENT AND PROOF SERVICES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

An engineering test for safety release only was conducted on the white aerial smoke marker and smoke marker dispenser, SMD-1, at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 30 September to 3 December 1965. The system was found to be structurally safe and compatible with the 0-1A and UH-1B aircraft. It was possible that a marker could be ignited and hung in the dispenser from the effects of small arms fire however, the marker burning inside the dispenser, did not constitute a significant hazard to the aircraft. It was recommended that the system be considered safe for use on both types of aircraft. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE