Accession Number : AD0609878

Title :   THE LCU 1446 MOBILE TEST FACILITY.

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Development of a mobile sea-test facility, the LCU 1446, and pertinent characteristics of its major components are detailed. Special features of the craft, the underwater launcher, the static firing pad, and the deep-water recovery system are described. Particulars include current assignments for generating data related to: firing an underwater missile from a fixed launcher, static firing of a rocket motor under water, and recovery of expended ordnance from deep water. Conjunctive assignments are diverse, ranging from oceanographic studies to communications and telemetry relay coupled with range support and safety surveillance. The discussion of typical operational concepts of the LCU 1446 serves as a basis for evaluating its potential for future research and developmental testing of underwater ordnance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST FACILITIES, UNDERWATER ORDNANCE), (*UNDERWATER ORDNANCE, SYSTEM TEST VESSELS), (*LANDING CRAFT, SYSTEM TEST VESSELS), (*SYSTEM TEST VESSELS, UNDERWATER ORDNANCE), MOBILE, TEST EQUIPMENT, UNDERWATER, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, CAPTIVE TESTS, ROCKET ENGINES, SHIPS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, OCEANOGRAPHY, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, SAFETY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE