Accession Number : AD0431529

Title :   MALFUNCTION INVESTIGATION OF CARTRIDGE, 105MM HOWITZER: GAS, NONPERSISTENT, GB, M360, DUALGRAN W/BURSTER, M40, W/FUZE, PD, M508,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Ciccia,Joseph F.

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Prematures which occurred with M360 Cartridges fired from the XM103E3 Howitzer were probably caused by conditioning and firing rounds at a temperature (+155 F) exceeding the melting point (+154.6 F) of the tetrytol used in the M40 Burster. Defects observed, such as contaminated bursters and undersized felt pads, could have caused prematures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARTRIDGES, FAILURE), PROJECTILE FUZES, HOWITZERS, TEMPERATURE, TEST METHODS, SAFETY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE