Accession Number:

ADA282769

Title:

Durability Evaluation and Live Firing Exercise for Two 100-Round Assault Packs and a Product-Improved 200-Round Magazine for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The Human Research and Engineering Directorate HRED of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL conducted a durability and live firing exercise of two types of 100-round magazines and the latest product-improved 200-round magazine for the M249 squad automatic weapon SAW. The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the durability of a reusable 100-round magazine soft pack, a disposable 100-round magazine hard pack, and a product-improved version of the 200-round magazine. The primary objectives were to determine if the magazines stayed attacked to the SAW during obstacle course maneuvers, any of the magazines adversely affected the integrity of the linked munitions, and the munitions in these magazines could be fed into and fired from the SAW after portability maneuvers. In addition, magazine removal and attachment trails were conducted to determine the ease with which the 100-round magazines could be removed from the ammunition carrying cases and attached to the SAW

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE