Accession Number : AD0477103

Title :   ENGINEERING TEST (SAFETY RELEASE) OF AERIAL SMOKE MARKER AND SMOKE MARKER DISPENSER, SMD-1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEVELOPMENT AND PROOF SERVICES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kertis, Paul E.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An engineering test (for safety release only) was conducted on the white aerial smoke marker and smoke marker dispenser, SMD-1, at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 30 September to 3 December 1965. The system was found to be structurally safe and compatible with the 0-1A and UH-1B aircraft. It was possible that a marker could be ignited and hung in the dispenser from the effects of small arms fire; however, the marker burning inside the dispenser, did not constitute a significant hazard to the aircraft. It was recommended that the system be considered safe for use on both types of aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SMOKE MUNITIONS, EJECTORS(ORDNANCE)), GRENADES, RELEASE MECHANISMS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), VIBRATION, EXTERNAL STORES, AVIATION SAFETY, HELICOPTERS, OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), MODEL TESTS, FLIGHT TESTING, AIRBORNE.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE