Accession Number : ADA269076

Title :   Bones Securement System Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Quinn D.

Report Date : AUG 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SMCAC-DEV), was tasked by USADACS, Transportation Engineering Division (SMCAC-DET), to perform an evaluation of the Bones Securement System to determine if the system was capable of securing ammunition in commercial intermodal freight containers for shipment by rail and road. Results from rail impact testing of a commercial container loaded with 155mm projectile pallets indicated that the Bones Securement System was inadequate for transportation of ammunition by rail.

Descriptors :   *RAIL TRANSPORTATION, *AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, AMMUNITION, ARMY, CARGO, ENGINEERING, IMPACT TESTS, PALLETS, PROJECTILES, ROADS, SCHOOLS, TRANSPORTATION, VALIDATION.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE