Accession Number : AD0811218

Title :   ENGINEER DESIGN TEST OF CARTRIDGE, 40-MM, SMOKE, POSITION MARKER (SAFETY RELEASE).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Nov 66-27 Feb 67,

Corporate Author : DEVELOPMENT AND PROOF SERVICES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Dempsey, J. T.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Engineer design and safety tests of the 40-mm position marker (PM-2, LWL Task 01-F-66) was conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground from 28 November 1966 to 27 February 1967. The purpose of the test was to provide development and safety-release data on the initial prototypes of the 40-mm position marker launched from a 40-mm M79 grenade launcher. After subjecting the test item to environmental and firing tests, the results show that the markers are safe to handle, store, and shoulder-fire.

Descriptors :   *SMOKE PROJECTILES), (*MARKERS, RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHERS, IGNITION, COMPATIBILITY, COLORED SMOKES, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, HANDLING, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, HUMIDITY, SAFETY, VIBRATION, TEST METHODS, STORAGE, BALLISTICS.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE