Accession Number:

ADP004870

Title:

SPARROW (7M) Hazards Test Program,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This test program was conducted to 1 determine the sympathetic detonation propagation characteristics for the warhead and the rocket motor components of the SPARROW 7M weapon and 2 establish fragment and airblast hazard environments for the warhead. Test results are compared with predictions. Sympathetic detonation propagation results for United States Air Force handling configuration s are discussed. Specifically, nose-to-tail missile stacking orientations, which align warhead and rocket motor sections, are shown to be a means for limiting propagation of sympathetic detonation. Fragment and airblast hazard ranges for the warhead are presented. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE