Accession Number : AD0908070

Title :   Fabrication and Test of the Spotting Bomb Charges for the MK106 and BDU-33/B Practice Bombs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Mar-1 Sep 72,

Corporate Author : FMC CORP SANTA CLARA CA DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s) : Larsen, F. G.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The objective of this program was to fabricate, test, and deliver fire-hazard-free spotting bomb charges for the MK106 and BDU-33/B practice bombs. The charges, designated as CXU-1/B and CXU-2/B, were initially designed and developed for potential use by the Air Force on fire-prone test ranges. The program included fabrication of 200 CXU-1/B and CXU-2/B spotting bomb charges for environmental and safety tests and 100 CXU-1/B and CXU-2/B charges for delivery to the Air Force for testing on bombing ranges. Contractor tests showed that the charges produced large, dense clouds with durations in excess of 15 seconds, suitable for spotting and scoring by range spotting crews.

Descriptors :   (*SPOTTING CHARGES, BOMBS), (*BOMBS, TRAINING AMMUNITION), ACCEPTABILITY, EXPLOSIVES, PYROTECHNICS, FIRE SAFETY, TEST FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, SMOKE BOMBS, SMOKE, CLOUDS, TITANIUM COMPOUNDS, VIBRATION, TEMPERATURE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HUMIDITY, SALT SPRAY TESTS, FUNGI, SHOCK(MECHANICS), SAND, DUST, DROP TESTS, CHLORIDES.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE