Sabot Performance for Gun Launched Scaled Models of MK83-CF, MK83-BSU85 LD, MK84-CF and GBU-16 Bombs

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Authors
  1. Dupuis, A.
  2. Boivin, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Preliminary free-flight tests were conducted to verify the integrity of sabots and scaled models of the MK83-CF, MK83-BSU85 LD, MK84-CF and GBU-16 bombs launched from a powdered gun in the velocity range of 200 to 520 m/s. Three projectiles of each configuration were fired as well as a series of slugs for charge determination. The propellant charge mass, muzzle velocity, maximum accelerations and drag coefficient were determined for each shot when fired from a 110-mm smooth bore gun with a high-low pressure chamber adapter. All the models were fired successfully at the desired tested velocities.

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Keywords
Flight dynamics;Gun launched;Sabot separation;Smooth bore gun;MK-83 General purpose bombs;MK-84 General purpose bombs;Aerodynamic coefficients;GBU-16 bombs
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2002-212 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
05 Dec 2002
Number of Pages
106
DSTKIM No
CA021755
CANDIS No
518470
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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