Accession Number:

ADA046540

Title:

Terrain Characteristics at Gator Mine Impact and Penetration Test Sites, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A series of impact and penetration tests were conducted to evaluate the performance of the Gator Mine. The tests were conducted by Picatinny Arsenal at I Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground APG, Maryland, during the period 11-15 April 1977 to provide data to compare the penetration performance of three types of Gator mines Air Force, S-shaped, and 110. These data were necessary to document terrain characteristics at the APG sites used in the impact and penetration tests of the Gator Mine. The terrain characteristics were needed to develop mine penetrability relations and to provide a baseline for theoretical extrapolation of the Gator Mine performance to other world environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE