ARTILLERY WEAPON DUST ALLEVIATION TESTS.
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ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Tests were conducted at the Rock Island Arsenal and the Yuma Proving Ground to determine the effectiveness of medium-weight and lightweight ground covers when used as dust alleviators beneath the muzzle blast of an XM-102 artillery weapon. The ground covers proved to be adequate dust alleviators, and test results indicate that a minimum size cover of 75 by 75 ft should be used with the XM-102 weapon. The lightweight ground covers tested indicate a definite need for reinforcement in the area where the weapon itself is secured to the ground. None of the ground covers were damaged by muzzle blasts. Author
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