Accession Number : ADP004870

Title :   SPARROW (7M) Hazards Test Program,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Ward,J. M. ; Powell,J. G. , Jr. ; Peckham,P. J. ; Swisdak,M. M. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This test program was conducted to (1) determine the sympathetic detonation propagation characteristics for the warhead and the rocket motor components of the SPARROW (7M) weapon and (2) establish fragment and airblast hazard environments for the warhead. Test results are compared with predictions. Sympathetic detonation propagation results for United States Air Force handling configuration s are discussed. Specifically, nose-to-tail missile stacking orientations, which align warhead and rocket motor sections, are shown to be a means for limiting propagation of sympathetic detonation. Fragment and airblast hazard ranges for the warhead are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SYMPATHETIC DETONATIONS, *GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS, FRAGMENTATION WARHEADS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, COMPARISON, PREDICTIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE