Accession Number : AD0849887

Title :   Arctic Service Test of XM237 Mounting Kit, Vehicle, Guided Missile System (Ready-Rack) for REDEYE Weapons.

Descriptive Note : Letter rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AIR DEFENSE BOARD FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s) : Stephens, James A., Jr

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An Arctic Service Test of the modified XM237, Mounting Kit, Vehicle, Guided Missile System (Ready-Rack) was conducted by the Air Defense Board at Fort Greely, Alaska, from 14 through 24 January 1969. The Arctic Service Test was conducted to determine the suitability of the Ready-Rack in an arctic field environment. The Ready-Rack was exposed to prevailing arctic conditions for a period of 8 days at ambient air temperatures ranging from -3 deg F to -53 deg F. During the testing period the Ready-Rack was transported a total of 957.6 miles. Testing revealed that even though the latch and clamp assemblies are more durable than those used in the temperate test, interference still exists between the clamp bands, and the latch fastener hole still enlarges from erosion.

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES), MOUNTING BRACKETS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, ACCEPTABILITY, ATTACHMENT, HANDLING, CARGO VEHICLES, ROAD TESTS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ADAPTERS, GUN MOUNTS, COLD WEATHER TESTS, MOBILE, ARCTIC REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE