ENGINEERING TEST (SAFETY RELEASE) OF AERIAL SMOKE MARKER AND SMOKE MARKER DISPENSER, SMD-1.
DEVELOPMENT AND PROOF SERVICES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft