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