Accession Number : AD0283268

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF PACKAGING SYSTEMS FOR LINKED NATO 7.62MM AMMUNITION

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PITMAN-DUNN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : ROSE,WILLIAM J.

Report Date : SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A packaging system for linked 7.62 m ammuni ion co sisting of t ree T4 ba doleers i a plastic liner in a cloth carrier, two carriers per T47 ammunition box was developed in accordance with military characteristics established by USCONARC. Development engineering tests were conducted and the results indicate that the system satisfies the established military characteristics. Also presented are the design and development of an interim packaging system for linked 7.62mm ammunition, the esign and development of packaging for linked 7.62mm blank ammunition, an investigation of a modified feed system for the M60 machine gun and a study of the packaging characteristics of the link used with the French MAS-52 machine gun versus the M13 link. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, AMMUNITION, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, DESIGN, HANDLING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PLASTICS, SMALL ARMS, STANDARDIZATION, STEEL, STORAGE, TEST METHODS, TESTS, TRANSPORTATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE