Accession Number : AD0864386

Title :   Rocket Assisted Projectile (RAP) Development Program. Part 4. 5 inch/38 Safety Test Program

Descriptive Note : Technical publication

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Tozer, Benjamin L

PDF Url : AD0864386

Report Date : Jan 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The Safety Test Program for the 5-inch 38 caliber Rocket Assisted Projectile (5 inch/38 RAP) verified that RAP can be handled, stowed, and fired as safely as existing in-service projectiles loaded with Composition A-3 explosive. The presence of a solid-propellant rocket motor and percussion- actuated igniter did not present any unusual safety hazard. Sequential environmental, bullet impact, and slow and fast cookoff tests were conducted as required. Optional and additional evaluations included rocket motor blast, adjacent detonation, propagation, ignition and unrestrained projectile, exposure to gun muzzle blast, gun-fired with clearing charge, and special igniter drop tests.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL GUNNERY, *ROCKET ASSISTED PROJECTILES, DETONATIONS, DROP TESTS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, IGNITION, IMPACT SHOCK, PROPAGATION, REACTION KINETICS, ROCKET IGNITERS, SAFETY, VIBRATION

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE