Accession Number : AD0270139

Title :   AERIAL DELIVERY CONTAINERS M3A-2 AND M4A

Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS LANDING FORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER QUANTICO VA

Report Date : 07 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Static ground tests were conducted with the M3A-2 and M4A high speed aerial delivery containers. When these static tests were completed successfully, in-flight releases were performed using camera instrumentation. It was determined that after release the containers yawed and pitched in a random unpredictable fashion in close proximity to the underside of the airplane. An M4A container punctured the wing fuel cell of an A4D airplane after release. Naval Air Test Center concluded that the M3A-2 and M4A containers were unsatisfactory for service use with A4D and FJ-4B airplanes and recommended that further tests be terminated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, AIR DROP OPERATIONS, AIRBORNE, JET BOMBERS, JET FIGHTERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE