White Phosphorus Dry Fill Line
Technical rept. Sep 1976-Dec 1978
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD CHEMICAL SYSTEMS LAB
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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.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems