Accession Number : AD0907916

Title :   Surveillance/Environmental Test of Grenade, Hand, Riot, CS, M7A3.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 65-Aug 71,

Corporate Author : DESERET TEST CENTER FORT DOUGLAS UT

Personal Author(s) : Zylstra, D. R. ; Brown, W. A.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : This test was conducted by the U.S. Army Arctic Test Center, Fort Greely, Alaska; Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, Arizona; Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland; and the U.S. Army Tropic Test Center, Fort Clayton, Canal Zone. Testing was conducted for approximately 5 years at each site. To determine the effect of long-term environmental storage on the M7A3 grenade. At the desert and temperature sites, the performance of the grenade met all the desired requirements and did not change significantly during the 5 years of storage. At the arctic site, the ignition lag time was observed to be significantly greater at the end of 5 years of storage. Excessive smoke emission time (time smoke was emitted under pressure) was observed during all tests conducted at the arctic and tropic sites; however, the length of emission time did not appear to change with increase of storage time.

Descriptors :   (*CS AGENTS, GRENADES), ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, STORAGE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), DISTRIBUTION, EFFICIENCY, VISUAL INSPECTION, ACCEPTABILITY, PACKAGING, GRENADE FUZES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), THERMAL STRESSES, SMOKE, VISIBILITY, IGNITION LAG, TRANSPORTATION, HANDLING, ARCTIC REGIONS, TROPICAL TESTS, DESERT TESTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE