Kinematic Tests of Small Arms
ARMY COMBAT SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This Test Operations Procedure TOP describes methods to determine the dynamic performance of selected weapon components to aid in correcting design problems. This is done by a recording the displacement of gun components relative to time and distance through the use of a displacement-time camera and b measuring the impulse and recoil of small-caliber weapons by means of the ballistic pendulum. The pendulum discussion is limited to the five- wire and three wire suspended pendulums. Various methods and instrumentation, both optical-mechanical and electro-optical, may be used for recording the dynamic characteristics of weapon mechanisms.