Transportability Testing of CNU-309/E and/or CNU-332/E Containers in a Side Opening Commercial Container
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS, Validation Engineering Division SMCAC-DEV, was requested by USADACS, Transportation Engineering Division SMCAC-DET, to test a loading and bracing procedure in a side opening commercial container of 30mm ammunition in CNU-309E or CNU-332E containers. A total of 24 inertly-filled containers were loaded into a side opening commercial container. The gross weight of the loaded container was 33,350 pounds. Transportability tests included rail, road hazard, open road, washboard, and shipboard transportation simulation tests. After two modifications of the loading and bracing procedure, a working configuration evolved. The U.S. Army Materiel Command AMC Drawing No. 19-48-7115 was found to be acceptable for the tested modes of transportation. The results of the tests are included in this report.
- Ammunition and Explosives