Enhanced Wood Pallet Evaluation.
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 tasked by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center ARDEC to conduct MIL-STD-1660 and rail impact tests on prototype 40mm ammunition and 120mm ammunition enhanced wood pallets. The pallets met all requirements of MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads, and rail impact tests however, several changes are required to the pallet adapter assemblies prior to finalization of the unitization drawings. This report contains details of the tests conducted.
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