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
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE