Accession Number : AD0786474

Title :   Miniature Thermal Bar Torch (MTBT/Minitorch).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MODERN ARMY SELECTED SYSTEMS TEST EVALUATION AND REVIEW FORT HOOD TEX

Personal Author(s) : Austin,Jay

Report Date : 11 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This test was conducted to investigate the military potential of the miniature thermal bar torch (MTBT/minitorch). An assessment was made of the effectiveness of the MTBT to perform various cutting operations in the field. The MTBT effectively cut or penetrated all target materials presented. These included the aluminum alloy armor of an M113 armored personnel carrier and concrete. When compared with the standard Army oxyacetylene torch, the MTBT demonstrated a faster cutting rate on all materials. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Torches, *Cutting, Efficiency, Burning rate, Penetration, Test methods, Analysis of variance

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE