40MM Target Marker (Floating), TMF-1
ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This is the Final Report of the 40MM Target Marker Floating, TMF-1, program. The purpose of this program was to prove the feasibility of and to design, develop and test a floatable target marker in a 40mm configuration that can be fired from either the M79 or the M203 Grenade Launcher. The TMF-1 is intended to provide a standoff smoke signal for indicating to aircraft observers and others the location of friendly and enemy positions in swampy or water- covered areas. Upon being fired from either the M79 or the M203 Launcher, at a Q.E. between 32 degrees and 35 degrees, the marker will attain a normal range of 300 meters and will emit a smoke signal after impact onto water or mud-covered areas. The final design attained and tested during this program meets the desired performance and safety requirements for such a marking round. During this program, a quantity of the developed TMF-1 was produced for field evaluation in Vietnam.
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