Accession Number : AD0730318

Title :   A Test Method for the Evaluation of Current and Experimental Tropical Weapon Lubricants.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Hong,Van Y. S.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An Accelerated Tropical Test (ATT) was developed as an exploratory screening test for the evaluation of current and experimental lubricants for use in a tropical environment. With the use of the ATT, significant corrosive conditions were simulated in which any small-arms weapon may be subjected to adverse tropical environment. The comparative evaluation of several conventional and experimental preservative weapons lubricants by the ATT indicated that two experimental products, VG110 and VG115, were superior to other products evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LUBRICANTS, *SMALL ARMS), TROPICAL TESTS, ACCELERATED TESTING, CORROSION INHIBITION, SALT SPRAY TESTS, PERSPIRATION, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE