Identification of Design Parameters for a Pre-Staged Ammunition Loading System.
EPOCH ENGINEERING INC GAITHERSBURG MD
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The objective of this effort is the establishment and evaluation of operational parameters for an 88 in. x 216 in. base area pre-stage ammunition loading system compatible with ANSIISO 20-foot containers. Environmental and regulatory restraints pertaining to containers were considered in these efforts. A system design was formulated which is responsive to and compatible with the through-put movement of ammunition from the production facility to the user. The following conclusions have been reached 1 An integrated pre-stage ammunition loading and handling system from ammunition plant to magazine to usage area can be devised. 2 The Integrated system can utilize proven and readily available components, equipment and methods. 3 Use of such an integrated system can provide high volume output of pre-stage ammunition with a minimum expenditure of time and manpower. 4 An integrated system can be compatible with exsisting Army equipment and operating methods. 5 An integrated system can extend the range of supply of containerized ammunition by transfering pre-staged units to 6 x6 trucks. 6 The in-container portion of the integrated system in optimized form will likely weigh 1500 pounds to 2000 pounds and cost no more than 1300.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives