Accession Number:

ADA089981

Title:

White Phosphorus Dry Fill Line

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 1976-Dec 1978

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD CHEMICAL SYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

An MMT project was conducted to provide a semi-automatic prototype WP dry fill line at Pine Bluff Arsenal by modification and improvement of existing equipment. The line was designed to fill the 105-mm M60 projectile, the 81-mm M375 projectile, the 60-mm M302 projectile, and the 2.75-inch M156 warhead. The line was successfully operated with the 105-mm M60 and the 2.75-inch M156. Test were not conducted with the 60-mm and 81-mm munitions because components were not available. The WP dry fill line provides a safe, extremely accurate system for production rate filling of munitions with WP. It also reduces air and water pollution by more than 97 over that experienced with the dip fill system.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE