Human Factors Evaluation of A Rifle-Launched Rocket Projectile
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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An experimental investigation was made of the aiming and cant errors associated with the firing of a rocket round from the muzzle of a rifle. The unusual features of the system were an appreciable weight at the muzzle 5-7 lbs and an appreciably delay .3 second between ignition and launch. If ignition is accomplished by firing a ball round from the rifle, launch errors of 4-7 mils may be expected. If the ignition is recoilless, errors of 2 mils may be expected. Cant errors of about 1.40 deg appear typical.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems