Structural Firing Tests of the M735 Proximity Fuze.
HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
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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
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