Accession Number:

ADB281513

Title:

Maximum Credible Event Testing of Air Defense Weapon Loads

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Jun 2002

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONAL GROUP ( 46TH) EGLIN AFB FL JOINT MUNITIONS TEST AND EVALUATION PROGRAM OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-07-16

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The intent of this testing was to reveal and confirm real Maximum Credible Events MCE on parked combat aircraft loaded with live air-to-air weapons. The MCE for a particular aircraftload configuration is the largest instantaneous or practically instantaneous high-order detonation of explosives on the aircraft that can be expected as a result of a mishap. This was determined by conducting three series of sympathetic detonation tests for multiple missile types including 100-inch separation tests, rocket motor contribution tests, and aircraft configuration tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE