Accession Number : AD0896215

Title :   Aircraft Drops of Mine, Mk. 45, for Evaluation of Hypocycloidal Parachute XE-29A.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Zentz, B. L.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This is a final report on aircraft drops of Mine, Mk. 45, to determine the maximum launching velocity and the operating characteristics of the parachute packs, XE-29A. It is concluded that the three units tested successfully withstood the opening shock when launched from external suspension at indicated airspeeds up to 400 knots.

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL MINES, PARACHUTES), (*PARACHUTES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*AERIAL MINES, PARACHUTES), VELOCITY, ALTITUDE, LAUNCHING, IMPACT SHOCK, NYLON, DAMPING, OSCILLATION, PHOTOGRAPHS.

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE