Accession Number : AD0430267

Title :   20MM MK 4 GUN POD RESULTS OF 300,000 ROUND RELIABILITY TEST.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Mar 62-1 Feb 63.

Corporate Author : HUGHES TOOL CO CULVER CITY CALIF

Report Date : 01 FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : This report summarizes the 300,000 round firing program with the Mk 4 Gun Pod conducted during 1962-63. The purpose of the test was to develop the reliability of the Mk 4 Gun Pod to 85% fireout of 750 rounds loaded per podful. This reliability corresponds to a fireout of 2000 rounds per stoppage. The 300,000 round test described in this report is the second phase in the total program to fire one million rounds to achieve the final reliability of 95% fireout and 7000 rounds per stoppage. The first phase of 50,000 rounds was completed in 1960. The third phase of 250,000 rounds will be completed in December 1963, and the final phase is scheduled for completion by the end of 1964. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXTERNAL STORES, *AIRCRAFT GUNS, AIRCRAFT PROTUBERANCES, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), AIRCRAFT AMMUNITION, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, ATTACK BOMBERS, ERRORS, PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT, GUNS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE