THREE FULL-SCALE DYNAMIC CRASH TESTS OF A CNU-103/E SHIPPING CONTAINER
Final technical rept. 18 Aug 1966-24 Feb 1967
AVIATION SAFETY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH PHOENIX AZ
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This report presents the results of three full-scale dynamic crash tests of a CNU-103E Shipping Container. The container was designed to prevent the creation of hazardous environmental conditions should a catastrophic crash occur during air transport of certain munitions. The Shipping Containers were installed in three C-119C cargo aircraft and accelerated to crash impact velocities of 123 knots for Test 1 and Test 3 and 122 knots for Test 2. The first two aircraft were crashed into a vertical concrete wall and the third into a 20-degree earth slope. The aircraft were completely destroyed in the vertical wall impact, but no atmospheric contamination from the container was detected in either test. The lower three quarters section of the third aircraft fuselage was destroyed on impact with the 20-degree earth slope. The Shipping Container fell free of the wreckage as the aircraft passed over the top of the slope. No atmospheric contamination was noted upon examination of the Shipping Container. Atmospheric contamination from the container was measured by a series of air sampling devices installed around the impact site for the first two tests and swab and pressurization tests of the container after impact in all three tests. The impact environment was measured by an onboard magnetic tape recorder system and by interior and exterior high-speed photography.
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