Accession Number : AD0129983

Title :   QUARTERLY REPORT NO. 1, PERIOD TO JANUARY 1, 1953

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s) : WALKER, H.L.

Report Date : JAN 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : After a performance study designed to establish the external configuration for air-droppable antitank land mines containing both a high explosive cylindrical charge and a shaped charge was completed, inert test drops were conducted to determine the effect of soil barriers on various shaped charge configurations. These results combined with a literature survey helped to determine that the mine should contain a shaped charge rather than a high explosive or cylindrical charge. A literature survey regarding the various possible means of fusing the mine was followed by laboratory and field experiments on such fuse components as a tremor switch and magnetic detector. To date the type of influence fuse and the means of sterilization are not definitely established.

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL MINES), LAND MINES, ANTITANK AMMUNITION, DESIGN, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, SHAPED CHARGES, SOILS, PENETRATION, MINE FUZES, PROXIMITY FUZES, DROP TESTS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, AIR DROP OPERATIONS, MARINE CORPS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE