Accession Number : ADA017222

Title :   Independent Cost Estimate of the GAU-8 Aluminum Cartridge Case.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis (Final),

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wall,Richard L.

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : An independent cost estimate (ICE) was made on anticipated buys of the GAU-8 30MM aluminum casing. The 'state of the art nature' of aluminum cased ammunition and the absence of historical cost data on similar items resulted in a multitechnique costing approach. An industrial costing approach, based on process data independent of the participating casing manufacturers, was used to estimate large quantity contract buys. Statistical cost estimation, using 20MM steel casing information as a data base, was used to formulate a cost estimating relationship which was then adjusted to reflect the anticipated difference between 20MM steel and 30MM aluminum casings.

Descriptors :   *Cartridge cases, *Cost estimates, Aluminum alloys, Fabrication, Contracts, Configurations, Regression analysis, Theses

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE