Accession Number:

ADA155459

Title:

Investigation of Diesel Fuel Fire Vulnerability Parameters in Armored Personnel Carriers due to Ballistic Penetration

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Mar 84-Mar 85

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXBELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCHFACILITY

Report Date:

1985-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

A series of full-scale ballistics tests were conducted to evaluate the diesel fuel fire vulnerability parameters in armored personnel carriers due to penetration by 90-mm HEAT rounds. The tests considered fuel cell penetration through 1.5-inch aluminum armor with the four variables fuel temperature, fuel antimisting additive concentration, air availability, and Halon 1301 fire-suppression system. The test results are summarized. Keywords include Diesel fuel fire Ballistics test APC fuel cells Low-temperature Fuel antimist additive.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE