Accession Number:

AD0628731

Title:

ARTILLERY WEAPON DUST ALLEVIATION TESTS.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE