SABOT PERFORMANCE FOR GUN LAUNCHED MK-82 CF, BDU-5003/B AND BDU-5002/B MOD 1 BOMBS

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Authors
  1. Dupuis, A.D.
  2. Normand, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Preliminary free - flight tests were conducted to verify the integrity of sabots and scaled models of the MK-82 CF, and full-scale MPB - HD (BDU 5003/B MOD 1) and MPB - LD (BDU-5002/B MOD 1) bombs launched from a powdered gun in the velocity range of 200 to 550 m/s. Two projectiles of each configuration were fired as well as a series of slugs for charge determination. The propellant charge mass, muzzle velocity, maximum accelerations, chamber pressure and rag coefficient were determined for each shot when fired from a 110-mm smooth bore gun with a high-low pressure chamber adapter. The models launched at a muzzle velocity less than 375 m/s were fired successfully.
Keywords
Sabot separation;Mk-82 bombs;Smooth bore gun;Flight dynamics;Finned projectiles;Gun launched
Report Number
DREV-TM-9734 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jan 1998
Number of Pages
90
DSTKIM No
98-00414
CANDIS No
507200
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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