Accession Number : AD0909760

Title :   Flight Test of the 800-Pound Modular Weapon Series Bomb.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 13 Sep 72-22 Jan 73,

Corporate Author : ARMAMENT DEVELOPMENT AND TEST CENTER EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Hull, John W., Jr. ; Wilks, Kenneth W.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The 800-pound modular weapons series (MWS) bomb was ground and flight tested to determine structural integrity, obtain separation characteristics, and obtain ballistics data. The structural integrity of the bomb/fin assembly quick-attachment clamp was verified by ground overload and vibration tests. Physical compatibility was demonstrated on the inboard pylon and all stations of the F-4 aircraft inboard triple ejection rack (TER), except for a slight variance in the desired 1-inch minimum store-to-store clearance (MIL-STD-1289). There is only a 5/8-inch clearance between the fin of the bomb on TER station 3 (right shoulder) and the bomb on station 1 (bottom). Safe captive carriage compatibility and weapon separation were demonstrated with the bombs loaded on the inboard TER stations of the F-4 aircraft. Release conditions ranged from 0.62 mach at 9.464 feet AGL to 1.13 mach at 13,370 feet AGL. Ballistics data were obtained for the flight tests of the ten 800-pound MWS bombs. The average ballistic dispersion was 3.4 mils circular error probable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOMBS, FLIGHT TESTING), EJECTION, DEPLOYMENT, CAPTIVE TESTS, DROP TESTS, SEPARATION, RELEASE MECHANISMS, BOMB RACKS, EXTERNAL STORES, JET FIGHTERS, BOMB FINS, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, ATTACHMENT, CLAMPS, VIBRATION, SIMULATION, MODEL TESTS, STRAIN GAGES, ACCELEROMETERS, HIGH SPEED CAMERAS, TRACKING.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE