Static Confirmation Tests - LGM-30G (Minuteman III)
Final test rept. 9 Mar-18 Jul 1968
BOEING CO SEATTLE WA
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This document provides the final test report for the Structural Static Confirmation Tests of integrated structural components of the Minuteman LGM 30G missile. The primary purposes of the test program were to 1 confirm structural compatibility of integrated structure, 2 determine ultimate load capability, 3 obtain load deflection characteristics. Static tests were conducted on integrated Stage IIIPBV R and D and Operational stackups and Stage II Fwd II-III InterstageStage III stackup. Various critical combinations of external and internal pressure, axial load, moment, shear and heat were applied to the structure simulating the silo launch condition and powered flight conditions.
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