Accession Number : ADA298226

Title :   Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) on Load and Roll Pallet (LRP) with Softwood Dunnage 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 : ADA298226

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SMCAC-DEV), was tasked by the Office of the Project Manager, Ammunition Logistics (PM-AMMOLOG) to test the Load and Roll Pallet (LRP) for shipment of Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) pods and Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) restrained with softwood dunnage. The dunnage provides a mechanism to center the loaded LRP when it is loaded into a 20-foot end-opening container and provides blocking to prevent lateral pallet movement while in transit. Softwood is replacing the original hardwood blocking and bracing (see USADACS Report No. EVT 12-90) as a cost-saving measure and due to the lack of universal availability of hardwood. This test sequence consists of rail impact, road hazard, road, washboard, and shipboard transportation simulation. The end-opening container with the LRP loaded with MLRS pods passed all tests with the softwood dunnage. This report contains the results of the tests conducted.

Descriptors :   *TRANSPORTATION, *AMMUNITION, *ARTILLERY ROCKETS, *PALLETS, TEST AND EVALUATION, GUIDED MISSILES, SIMULATION, MEASUREMENT, ROLL, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, HAZARDS, IMPACT TESTS, RAILS, SEQUENCES, COSTS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, SHIPBOARD, LOGISTICS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, ROADS, BLOCKING, ARMY PLANNING, SAVINGS, MULTILAUNCHING, HARDWOODS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE