HARP 5-INCH AND 16-INCH GUNS AT YUMA PROVING GROUND, ARIZONA
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The 5- and 16-inch guns at Yuma Proving Ground and their associated instrumentation and flight results for 1966 are described in detail. The introduction of multi-point ignition for the 16-inch gun produced a record altitude of 111 miles using special propellants and the moderate altitude of 77 miles with surplus Naval propellant. Twenty-four ionospheric wind profiles have been obtained from 16-inch gun firings and 15 stratospheric profiles from the 5- inch firings. Telemetry performance and ground recovery capability have been demonstrated.
- Atmospheric Physics