Accession Number : ADA328035

Title :   Product Improvement Test LANCE GSE/XM234 Warhead Cradle.

Descriptive Note : Final letter rept.

Corporate Author : ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

PDF Url : ADA328035

Report Date : 19 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The Honeycomb Aerodynamic Structure (SKIN) of the LANCE XM234 Warhead was damaged during the engineer test/expanded service test (ET/EST) program at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico. This damage ride it necessary to the warhead support cradles on the LANCE system tracked vehicles. The first modification consisted of changing the station 71.5 saddle to provide a larger bearing area (65 sq in.) and better control of hold down strap tension. The second modification consisted of moving the forward saddle from station 71.5 to station 61.54 in order to support the warhead section where structural joint rings exist. In addition to cradle modifications shock absorbers were in stalled on the two rear roadwheels of the LANCE tracked vehicle to help reduce the road shock and vibration environment for the missiles.

Descriptors :   *WARHEADS, TEST AND EVALUATION, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, VIBRATION, MODIFICATION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, SHOCK ABSORBERS, SUPPORTS, TRACKED VEHICLES, RINGS, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES, ROADWHEELS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE