Accession Number : AD0922181

Title :   Long Range Dynamics Flight Experiments with the 155 MM Projectile, M483.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Mermagen,William H. ; Oskay,Vural

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Three series of flight tests have been made with yawsonde instrumented 155mm, M483 projectiles to determine the long range aerodynamic behavior and stability of the shell. Conducted over a two year period, these tests confirmed the stable behavior of the M483 under normal launch conditions, even at subsonic velocities. The results of efforts to induce yaw at launch, however, produced dramatic short flights in which large amplitude, unstable motions were observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROJECTILES, YAW), LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, FLIGHT TESTING, YAWSONDES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, SUBSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, RADAR TRACKING, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, DEFLECTION, METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE