Accession Number:

ADA207084

Title:

Engineering Test of the M2A2 Pallet Adapter and Top Lift Frame

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. for period ending Feb 1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL EVALUATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The test pallet failed to pass all phases of the MIL-STD-166 0 criteria for ammunition unit loads. The only major damage sustained during the test was bending in the pallet and adapter during the second and third drops of the edgewise drop test and bending in the top lift frame during the first impact of the incline impact test. The bending of the pallet and top lift frame was severe enough that the containers were allowed to rack out of position and nearly fall from the pallet during the inclined impact test. Also during the test, it was noted that three of the hinge pins of the plastic M2A2 containers had vibrated out several inches during repetitive shock test.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE