Accession Number:

ADB047352

Title:

Tests of an Aft-Ejection Gun-Probe System at Tonopah Test Range, Nevada

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The results of initial vertical firing tests of a 5-inch aft-ejection projectile at Sandias Tonopah Test Range in October, 1977, are presented. Predicted altitudes were attained when projectiles were intact. The radars experienced tracking problems, with these high velocity projectiles, and fuze performance was erratic. The radars tracking problems were resolved during a second series in March 1978. Fuze and projectile problems were not resolved.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE