Prove-Out Ram Assessment Report for the 155 mm M483 LAP Line at Kansas Army Ammunition Plant
Technical rept. Nov 1977-Jan 1978
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE
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During September 1976, Kansas AAP developed a Demonstration Test Plan DTP to govern the prove-out test for Project 5745509, 155 mm M483A1 Automated Assembly and Pack-Out System at KAAP. An initial prove-out was begun in November 1976 and completed in March 1977. The results of this prove-out indicated that the equipment in its configuration at the time would not meet established requrements. During the next eight months, a series of improvements were made to both the body-loading and fuze assembly systems. In November 1977, another prove-out test was initiated the test ended on 30 December 1977. The results of this test showed that the equipment satisfies test requirements and is capable of meeting a mobilization rate of 42,000 rounds per month. This report provides the details of the reliability, availability, maintainability RAM, and production data analyses upon which this conclusion is based.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Ammunition and Explosives