Accession Number : AD0877606

Title :   Hydraulic Fluid Flammability Test (MIL-H-5606 Versus MLO 68-5).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 70,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Knaggs, Howard J.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The tests documented were designed to make a side-by-side comparison of the flammability of standard hydraulic fluid, MIL-H-5606, and prototype fluid, MLO 68-5, resulting from small arms fire. Test data was generated by firing caliber .50 API (armor piercing incendiary) rounds into pressurized hydraulic reservoirs containing the fluids and recording the results on film. Conclusions drawn from the tabulated data indicate that, although there was no significant difference between the number of fires caused by the two fluids, the maximum burn areas caused by the MLO fluid were significantly less than those of the standard hydraulic fluid. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FLAMMABILITY), (*HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, TEST METHODS, INCENDIARY AMMUNITION, ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE