Accession Number : ADA311331

Title :   M1077 Flatrack Validation Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : McIntosh, A. C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA311331

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to test a newly-fabricated M1077 flatrack. This particular flatrack has one International Organization for Standardization (ISO) fitting welded at the outer limits of the manufacturing drawings tolerances. The flatrack was loaded with 155MM Separate Loading Projectiles (SLPs) and subjected to rail impact tests at 4, 6, and 8.1 mph and 8.1 mph in reverse in three different transportation modes. The transportation modes are as follows: Container-on-Flatcar (COFC), Trailer-on-Flatcar (TOFC), and cabled to a standard wooden deck flatcar with 5/8-inch cables. Following transportation testing, the SLP load was removed and the corner fitting was inspected for cracks and breaks. This report contains details of the tests conducted.

Descriptors :   *PROJECTILES, *AMMUNITION, TEST AND EVALUATION, WEAPONS, TRANSPORTATION, ORGANIZATIONS, MANUFACTURING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, VALIDATION, LOADING(HANDLING), IMPACT TESTS, RAILS, CRACKS, TEST METHODS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, LIMITATIONS, EXTERNAL, INTERNATIONAL, TOLERANCES(MECHANICS), ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), WOOD, AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES, FITTINGS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE