Accession Number : AD0861614

Title :   Evaluation of Mk 7 Mod 2 Bomb Trailer for Use with Nuclear Weapons.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS EVALUATION FACILITY ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Bowen, Charles R.

Report Date : 24 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The Mk 7 Mod 2 Bomb Trailer was evaluated by the Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility (NWEF), Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87117. The evaluation was conducted to determine the suitability of the Mk 7 Mod 2 Bomb Trailer for the transport of nuclear weapons over various road surfaces at specified speeds and for the loading of nuclear weapons on Navy aircraft. Design and materiel deficiencies were discovered during the evaluation in sufficient quantity and magnitude to disqualify the Mk 7 Mod 2 Bomb Trailer as a transporting/loading vehicle for nuclear weapons. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BOMB HANDLING VEHICLES), (*TRAILERS, (*NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TRAILERS), ACCEPTABILITY, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, JET FIGHTERS, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, ATTACK BOMBERS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), MANEUVERABILITY, HANDLING, EXTERNAL STORES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE