Accession Number:

ADA038719

Title:

M-16 Weapons Container Vibration and Rough Handling Tests,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The 182d TAC Reserve requested the Air Force Packaging Evaluation Agency AFPEA perform testing on a proposed mobility container. This container is not intended to replace the presently used TPO pack, but to be used only as a transportationstorage rack for their mobility exercises. This container is designed to accommodate ten m-16 weapons and their accessories. The AFPEA developed a test plan to conduct the standard rough handling and vibration tests that would simulate the conditions experienced by this container for the specialized environment specified. During the first test sequence, the container failed to protect the weapons, in particular the restraint clip used to keep the weapon from being fired fully automatic. The second test sequence was conducted on weapons that had this clip removed as would be likely in actual practice. In this instance, the container provided adequate protection to the weapons and should prove to be an effective transportationstorage container to be used in a rapid mobility environment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE