Accession Number:

AD0654123

Title:

HARP 5-INCH AND 16-INCH GUNS AT YUMA PROVING GROUND, ARIZONA

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE