Accession Number:

AD0723025

Title:

Close Support Rockets and Missiles

Descriptive Note:

Materiel test procedure

Corporate Author:

ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The Materiel Test Procedure provides engineering test guidance for close support rockets and missiles, such as artillery rockets up to approximately 6 inches in diameter and shoulder-held, bazooka-type, antitank rockets and antitank guided missiles or shoulder-fired, surface-to-air guided missiles. It does not include procedures for testing launchers, guidance systems, and shaped charge warheads. The procedure describes functioning tests for components warhead, fuze, and motor and outlines performance tests for the complete round including environmental and rough handling effects to be determined. Other points covered are noise and blast, toxic gas, vulnerability to bullets, reliability, maintenance evaluation, and human factors evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missiles
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE