Accession Number:

AD0600376

Title:

DEVELOPMENT TESTING OF THE PHASE I ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM HELICOPTER 2.75- INCH ROCKET LAUNCHER XM3

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL TEST AND EVALUATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

This report presents data and information concerning tests of Phase I Armament Subsystem, Helicopter 2.75-inch Rocket Launcher, XM3, including modular pod jettison tests, flight rocket firing accuracy tests, and miscellaneous tests. The weapon system tested consisted of two 24-tube launcher pods containing a maximum of 48 2.75inch folding fin aircraft rockets and a fire control system with sighting, computing, and weapon servo drive capabilities. The design and development of the system are considered adequate for a Phase I program and all major problems encountered have been successfully resolved.

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE