Initial Production Test of Armament Subsystem, Helicopter, 7.62mm, XM41
ARMY AVIATION BOARD FORT RUCKER AL
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The US Army Aviation Test Board conducted the initial-production test of the XM41 armament subsystem to determine its functional suitability. During June 1969, 14,100 rounds of ammunition were fired from the subsystem at Apalachicola Tactical Test Site, Florida. Inspection before and after firing revealed no deficiencies. Three stoppages occurred and two parts were replaced however, two stoppages were caused by faulty ammunition. The part failures were considered random. One deficiency-failure to furnish spare parts with the test item--and four shortcomings were noted. It was concluded that the XM41 armament subsystem is functionally suitable and recommended that the deficiency and shortcomings be corrected as soon as practical.