Accession Number : AD0628731
Title : ARTILLERY WEAPON DUST ALLEVIATION TESTS.
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
Personal Author(s) : Decell,J. L.
Report Date : FEB 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 51
Abstract : Tests were conducted at the Rock Island Arsenal and the Yuma Proving Ground to determine the effectiveness of medium-weight and lightweight ground covers when used as dust alleviators beneath the muzzle blast of an XM-102 artillery weapon. The ground covers proved to be adequate dust alleviators, and test results indicate that a minimum size cover of 75 by 75 ft should be used with the XM-102 weapon. The lightweight ground covers tested indicate a definite need for reinforcement in the area where the weapon itself is secured to the ground. None of the ground covers were damaged by muzzle blasts. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ARTILLERY FIRE, DUST), (*DUST, ARTILLERY FIRE), (*CAMOUFLAGE, ARTILLERY FIRE), SOILS, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), ORDNANCE LABORATORIES, ARTILLERY
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE