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
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE