Accession Number:

ADA143790

Title:

Hangfires, Causes, Hazards, and Remedies (Case Study of XM242 25-MM chain Gun Incident)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the causes of a hangfire, the hazards created by hangfires, and the design considerations in externally powered weapons for minimizing the occurrence of hangfires and eliminating their hazardous effects. An actual case study is used as an example to illustrate these discussions namely, the hangfire incident involving the XM242 Hughes 25-mm Chain Gun which has since been type classified as the M242.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE