Accession Number:

ADA048972

Title:

Identification of Design Parameters for a Pre-Staged Ammunition Loading System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

EPOCH ENGINEERING INC GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-05

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE