Accession Number : ADA288789
Title : 750-Pound M117 Bombs in a Commercial ISO Side-Opening Container Transportability Tests.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL
Personal Author(s) : McIntosh, A. C., Jr
PDF Url : ADA288789
Report Date : JUL 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 32
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 test a reduced wooden dunnage loading and bracing procedure for 750-pound M1 17 bombs with fins on wooden pallets in a commercial International Organization for Standardization (ISO) side-opening container. Rail impact, road, and container tilt tests were performed on a loaded commercial ISO side-opening container. The container was rail impact tested on a Container-on-flatcar (COFC) and Trailer-on-flatcar (TOFC). Road tests were performed with the container mounted on a 20-foot container chassis. Due to the Shipboard Transportation Simulator (STS) being inoperable, the container was tilted 80 degrees to the back wall with a crane. There was no damage to the load or the container as a result of these tests; therefore, the load is acceptable for transportation in all surface modes.
Descriptors : *AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATORS, TRANSPORTATION, COMMERCE, ORGANIZATIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DAMAGE, IMPACT TESTS, RAILS, REDUCTION, SURFACES, AMMUNITION, SHIPBOARD, WALLS, ROAD TESTS, INTERNATIONAL, ARMY, PALLETS, TILT, FINS, WOOD.
Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE