Accession Number:

ADA199320

Title:

Qualification Testing CNU-399/425 Fiberglass Maverick Missile Container

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Packaging Evaluation Activity was requested to conduct qualification testing on the CNU-399E425E fiberglass Maverick missile containers. The container was designed by Plastics Research Corp. of Santa Fe Springs CA 90670 and was fabricated by AC Inc., Huntsville AL 35810-7069. The containers are environmentally sealed with a humidity indicator, desiccant port, and a pressure relief valve. They are designed to protect one AGM-65ABCDEF all-up-round Maverick missile during world-wide shipment, storage, and handling. The containers will also be used for one missile without the guidance unit and for one missile without the guidance unit and the hydraulic actuation system. The CNU-425E is the Air Force version of the container. The CNU-399E is the Navy version and differs from the CNU-425E only in some external Navy-specific handling features. Results of the tests conducted on the containers were unacceptable. The containers did provide adequate mechanical protection, protecting the missile from severe shock, but environmental protection was marginal. The containers were unable to pass the leak test after the high temperature rough handling tests. Keywords Air to surface missiles Shipping containers Storage.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE