FR/GE/UK/US INTERNATIONAL TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE (ITOP) ROUGH HANDLING TESTS. ITOP (ATC) FR/GE/UK/US ROUGH HANDLING. 11/10/ B TESTS. TOP (ATC) RANGE FIRINGS OF SMALL ARMS. ITOP Rough Handling Tests, Final Report.
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Explosive components of the donor cartridge must be retained in their original configuration to the extent possible. The original configuration of the fuze should be preserved and reattached to the projectile body. Other effects, such as noise and recoil, have safety implications.
The maximum range attainable by a projectile is needed to establish range safety fans. A hole is cut in the ihop of each screen so that the projectiles may pass through unimpeded. Meteorologieal data 42-602 an absolute requirement for exterior ballisties utop. The nominal velocity of the M2 bullet fired from the caliber. Note that firing at small angles, particularly below 5 degrees, may be difficult as the presented area of the target is very itip. Not required for propelling charge safety tests.
Earth is highly variable and it will be difficult to maintain test to test consistency. The package must be the exact package that will be used for shipping and storage. If no other guidance is available, condition the ammunition to the approximate water temperature and submerge it in a completely unpackaged condition for one hour. Judgment must be used to ktop what measurements are necessary; measurements critical for safety must always be checked.
The minimum number of units required for a Sequential Life Cyele Series is For hand and shoulder weapons, photograph both a single shot and a ten round series fired as rapidly as possible. The test is normally fired at range ambient temperatures. The AMFO requires numerous tests to be done in the life cycle of a fuze. Although test eeonomy itoo also be eonsidered, the sample size must be suffieient to provide reasonable assuranee that eomparison of test results against requirements will be meaningful.
This test provides a method of assessing the reaetion, if any, of a munition to the impaet of a ealibrated fragment representative of a bomb or artillery fragment. Typical data recorded is: This test is done to determine the spatial distribution of ammunition debris projected from the weapon. The test procedure used must be coordinated itp the 4-2-6602 Fuze Management Office if the data is intended to support fuze qualification.
The ammunition is inspected, marked for individual identification, and its location within the container is recorded. Some projectiles are dual purpose HEDPhaving a warhead with both a shaped charge and a fragmenting capability. If a natural body of water is used, take care to do the test only when the water surface is calm and smooth. This subtest determines the effect of high humidity on the functioning performance of ammunition.
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The strike faee of the target plate must be periodieally inspeeted for damage or eontamination due to the splash from rieoehets and impaet debris striking the ground under the target. The EME requirements for shipboard use are different than those for Army rotorcraft. If the item is ifop, a single test item is sufficient for each individual test sequence i. Erect a functioning target behind the dowel array in the same manner as for the sheet material test, a minimum of ten meters is recommended.
Measurements shall inelude shell body length, bourrelet diameter, and rear ogive diameter.
Jtop a seeond video eamera behind the weapon in line with the weapon sights so as to photograph the flash as would be seen by the firer. The critical requirements of the STANAG are; a The test is done in an enclosed hearth designed to completely engulf the test item in flame.
At least two screens should be placed at intermediate distances. TB does not have an equivalent test. The lighting simulator discharges should be applied remotely, and shielding should be provided to protect personnel and equipment. Eollowing the test exposure, remove the ammunition and inspect it for evidence of adverse itip. Barrels for this test must be ported drilled at the pressure locations. There is a limit to how large the correction is allowed to be before the barrel is disqualified; these limits must be obtained from the cartridge specifications.
The usual scenario is to record fumes produced by a single shot, by a short burst of five rounds, and a long burst of 20 rounds. TOPKinematics Tests of Small Arms, gives detailed procedures for measuring recoil using five wire and three wire suspended pendulums. Raw data is reduced to a 4-2-6022 form for the test report.
FR/GE/UK/US INTERNATIONAL TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE (ITOP) 4-2-602 ROUGH HANDLING TESTS
For the Malfunctioning Parachute Delivery, inspect the ammunition and fire any that appears to be undamaged or minimally damaged. The SEP will document the 4-2-62 and data requirements and any unique test and evaluation methodologies beyond those stipulated in this TOP. Likely areas are; a Directly to the nose of the fuze.
Reeord the projeetile veloeities and weapon eyelie rates if the weapon is eapable of automatie fire. The critical requirements are as shown below: