Accession Number:

AD0777919

Title:

Recovery of Fired Ammunition

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on test operations procedure

Corporate Author:

ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The report describes techniques for the recovery of ammunition fired as follows vertically 83 to 90 degrees at long range into a prepared field and into water point-blank into sawdust, sand, or Celotex at low velocity at a cloth target from a rocket sled by parachute techniques by long-tube compressed air method and by water-rail deceleration method. It includes test site, equipment and instrumentation, and safety requirements and computation procedures for weapon elevation. It applies to mortar, recoilless rifle, tank, field artillery, and antiaircraft artillery ammunition but excludes rocket warheads, missiles, and small arms projectiles. Modified author abstract.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE