Accession Number:

ADA071311

Title:

Structural Firing Tests of the M735 Proximity Fuze.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

A structural firing test program, consisting of 37 structural fuze gun firings, was conducted during development of the M735 fuze. The purpose of the test program was to verify the structural adequacy of the M735 fuze. Special structural mockup fuzes were gun fired to minimize costs and to provide overtests of various structural parts. For each fuze design iteration, structural fuzes were assembled and gun fired with various soft recovery systems. A number of fuze design changes were based on results of the structural firing tests. The structural firing test program resulted in a lightweight M735 fuze design which met design requirements for a structural factor of safety of1.5. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE