Accession Number : ADA311795

Title :   Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Pods on a Load and Roll Pallet (LRP) Restrained with Wooden Dunnage Transportability Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

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

PDF Url : ADA311795

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by USADACS, Transportation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DET), to test the proposed blocking technique on Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) pods on a Load and Roll Pallet (LRP). Due to the nonavailability of serviceable MILVAN/LRP combinations, a shipping installation submitted a suggestion to ship MLRS pods loaded on an LRP in a standard munitions-type container. In order to secure the loaded LRP in this container type, a section of the closeout angle must be removed. To avoid the required modification, an alternative method of blocking the LRP in a container was suggested. The proposed blocking technique failed to properly restrain the loaded LRP in a container. Damage to the container door and door sill resulted at a rail impact speed of 7.2 mph (to pass, a container must pass a rail impact speed of 8.1 mph). With the container damaged, the container cannot be used to transport ammunition.

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, *PALLETS, *SHIPPING, *MULTILAUNCHING, TEST AND EVALUATION, VELOCITY, ROLL, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, IMPACT TESTS, RAILS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, INSTALLATION, TRANSPORT, TRANSPORTABLE, AMMUNITION, BLOCKING, ARTILLERY ROCKETS, WOOD.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE