Accession Number : ADA118823

Title :   Test Planning, Collection, and Analysis of Pressure Data Resulting from Army Weapon Systems. Volume IV. Data Analysis of the M198 and M109 May 1979 Firings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Slinker,Steve ; Evans,Henry C

PDF Url : ADA118823

Report Date : May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : The objective of this research project was the analysis of the overpressure data collected during the M198 and M109 howitzer firings in May 1979. This analysis was required to assess the possibility of non-auditory damage to the crews of these weapons when the howitzers were fired with the M203 charge. The Gunner's position of the M198 towed howitzer was found to be unsafe. The crew compartment of the M109 self-propelled howitzer also had unacceptable overpressures when the compartment hatches were closed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Howitzers, *Firing tests(Ordnance), *Planning, Systems analysis, Weapon systems, Data acquisition, Data processing, Overpressure, Crews, Compartments, Army equipment, Hatches, Test and evaluation, Gunners, Coefficients, Waveforms, Propelling charges

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE