Accession Number : AD0896216

Title :   Aircraft Drops of Discriminating Fuze Impact Testing Device, Assembled on Mine, XG-3A.

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Petters, J. R.

Report Date : 06 DEC 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This is the first partial report on aircraft drops of a Discriminating Fuze Impact Testing Device, assembled on Mine, XG-3A. This test was conducted to determine the feasibility of a paddle operated initiator for the XM-47 fuze. It is concluded that the initiator did not perform satisfactorily due to the oscillating ground impact of the mine and the location of the discriminator on the mine case.

Descriptors :   *IMPACT FUZES), (*EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS, MINE FUZES, AERIAL MINES, DROP TESTS, TARGET DISCRIMINATION, SHALLOW WATER, SOILS, PARACHUTES, AIRSPEED, PINS, SHEAR STRESSES, FAILURE.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE