Accession Number : ADA288838

Title :   2,000-Pound MK84 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 : ADA288838

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 2,000-pound MK84 bombs with fins on metal 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 Trailer-on-Flatcar (TOFC). Road tests were performed with the container mounted on the M871 semitrailer (with the gross weight of the load exceeding transportation chassis limits.) 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, this load is acceptable for transportation in all surface modes.

Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIMULATORS, METALS, TRANSPORTATION, COMMERCE, ORGANIZATIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DAMAGE, IMPACT TESTS, RAILS, REDUCTION, SURFACES, LIMITATIONS, WEIGHT, AMMUNITION, SHIPBOARD, WALLS, ROAD TESTS, INTERNATIONAL, ARMY, PALLETS, TILT, FINS, WOOD, CHASSIS.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE