Prefuzing M483 Projectiles
Final rept. Nov 1981-Jun 1882
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB
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Since the Division Support Weapon System DSWS will have a significantly higher rate of fire than the M109 self-propelled howitzer and there will be little, if any, opportunity for the crew to fuze projectiles, a study was made to determine where prefuzing M483 dual purpose, improved conventional munition projectiles could best be accomplished. Personnel at the M483 load, assemble, and pack LAP plants U.S. Army Armament Materiel Readiness Command, Rock Island, IL U.S. Army Field Artillery School, Ft. Sill, OK U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School, Savanna, IL, and many other organizations were contracted for information for this study. Consideration was given to the experience of the Navy with prefuzing projectiles and of the Army with 4.2-inch mortars and 105-mm projectiles. The problems of prefuzing in the field artillery ammunition supply vehicle FAASV were given special attention as a future companion to the DSWS. LAP plant prefuzing of M483 projectiles is presently impractical supply system prefuzing is expensive, and user field artillery personnel prefuzing - probably in the FAASV or other ammunition resupply vehicle - is the most practical.
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