Accession Number : AD0846605

Title :   Artillery PD Fuze M557E1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : Eveland, Chacy R., Jr

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The M557E1 Fuze is a modification of the standard M557, PD, Fuze. It was developed to eliminate premature functioning of the fuze during heavy rain. Objectives of the evaluation were threefold: determine if the M557E1 is rain sensitive, determine if the modified fuze provides an increased capability for jungle canopy penetration, and determine if the fuze functions properly in the superquick mode. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POINT DETONATING FUZES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), PROJECTILE FUZES, TROPICAL TESTS, RAINFALL, SENSITIVITY, PENETRATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TERMINAL BALLISTICS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE