Accession Number : AD0862106

Title :   Evaluation of the XM8 Grenade Launcher for OH-6A Helicopter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hickerson, Charles M.

Report Date : 12 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Army concept team in Vietnam evaluated the XM8 40mm grenade launcher armament sub-system mounted on the OH-6A to determine its suitability for tactical use by US Army units in Vietnam. The XM8 was designed to give increased firepower to the OH-6A over the currently authorized XM27E1 minigun. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRENADES, LAUNCHING), (*HELICOPTERS, ARMY OPERATIONS), VIETNAM, RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT, MILITARY TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TEST METHODS, SAFETY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, MISSION PROFILES.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE