Accession Number : AD0896226
Title : Aircraft Drop of Mine, XA-3H, with Parachute, XC-26A.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA
Personal Author(s) : Hall, E. B.
Report Date : 02 JAN 1951
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : As a result of this test, it is concluded that: (1) The parachute failed to function satisfactorily and did not check the descent of the mine; (2) The mine case tail flange and fin welded assembly withstood the test; (3) The velocity of the mine at the time of parachute opening was 722 + or - 2 feet per second; (4) The range ballistic coefficient of the freely falling mine case equipped with parachute pack was 0.72; time of fall coefficient was 0.69.
Descriptors : *AERIAL MINES), (*PARACHUTES, (*PARACHUTE DESCENTS, DECELERATION), FAILURE, MINE CASES, FINS, WELDS, FLANGES, AIRSPEED, ALTITUDE, FREE FALL MISSILES, RELEASE MECHANISMS, TIME SWITCHES, VELOCITY, ERRORS.
Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE