MIL-STD-1600 Tests of 155mm Plastic Containers for Propelling Charge
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS, Validation Engineering Division SMCAC-DEV, was tasked by the Office of the Project Manager, Ammunition Logistics PM-AMMOLOG to develop and test a pallet for l55MM plastic containers for propelling charge. Due to Ow compressible nature of the containers, the pallet had to be designed as a box of a fixed height for the units to be stackable. Three different modifications were required before a satisfactory unit was tested. The 155MM plastic containers for propelling charge are not very well designed in terms of layer-to-layer interlocking. This was reflected when the unit was edgewise rotationally dropped and the whole layer separated from the unit. By rotating the containers 90 degrees and reducing the height of the box braces, a suitable unit was achieved. The container pallet as tested successfully passed MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads, tests however, design changes are necessary to correct container interlocking deficiencies.
- Containers and Packaging
- Ammunition and Explosives