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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE