Accession Number : AD0857358

Title :   Engineering Test of Obstacle, Rapid Emplacement, Antipersonnel.

Descriptive Note : Final letter rept.,

Corporate Author : ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD MATERIEL TESTING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Steinbach, Rozier L.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The Obstacle, Rapid Emplacement, AP is a device for dispensing barbed steel tape and was developed to replace hand-emplaced hasty barbed wire obstacles. An engineering test of the obstacle was initiated at Aberdeen Proving Ground in November 1968 and terminated by USATECOM in May 1969. Test objectives were to determine if the obstacle was safe for service testing and if the obstacle satisfied approved Technical Characteristics (TC's); there were no approved USACDC requirements. Four of the eleven scheduled subtests were completed and four partially completed at the time of test termination. Nine of 21 obstacles functioned when tested.

Descriptors :   *ANTIPERSONNEL WEAPONS, *TAPES, MODEL TESTS, HELICAL SPRINGS, PASSIVE DEFENSE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, TACTICAL WARFARE, STEEL, CONTAINERS, FAILURE, FIRING MECHANISMS(WEAPON), TIMING DEVICES, ARMING DEVICES, WEIGHT, HANDLING, DROP TESTS, TACTICAL WEAPONS, VIBRATION, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RAIN.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE