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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The support ammunition is used to check out test set ups and instrumentation function, and to perform trial runs prior to the use of the test ammunition.
Half of a given test sample will be tested at the lower conditioning temperature LCT and the other half of the sample tested at the upper conditioning temperature UCT. The following definitions are applicable to the test methods in this TOP: Preferably fire only when the water is smooth; record wave height and spacing if the water is not smooth.
These tests are eondueted sequentially in the order given. Support ammunition similar to the test ammunition should be provided if at all possible. It is not usually necessary to fire at intermediate elevations as the ballistic data can be reduced and interpolated to determine the precise maximum range and the elevation required to attain that range.
Larger calibers may be shipped in single containers. The firing rate should be verified prior to the aetual impact test. The minimum configuration is one container of test ammunition on one comer of the lowest layer and one container in the most central position of the lowest layer.
If available, use a standard armed vehicle and its fire control system. Superscript numbers correspond to those in Appendix A, References. The screens should be constructed so as to be easily portable since they may have to be moved many times in the course of the test. Record effects on the acceptor cartridges such as detonation, burning, perforation, loose propellant or explosives, etc.
It is appropriate for those eartridges that ktop exposed organie eomponents sueh as sabots or eartridge ease eoatings. Exeessive reeoil ean degrade training, injure the shooter, and damage jtop mounts.
Also record the rate of rainfall, test duration, and water and ambient air temperature. Some projectiles are dual purpose HEDPhaving a warhead with both a shaped charge and a fragmenting capability.
The ammunition is inspected, marked for individual identification, and its location within the container is recorded. 4–602 minimum number of units required for a Sequential Life Cyele Series is Raw data is reduced to a tabular form for the test report.
Ktop weapon should be equipped the same as it will be used in service; flash hiders, muzzle brakes, noise suppressors, etc.
FR/GE/UK/US INTERNATIONAL TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE (ITOP) 4-2-602 ROUGH HANDLING TESTS
A velocity decay value of 0. There are a variety of methods of parachute delivery; each gives a characteristic ground impact velocity. If requirements are met, the test item may be positioned in front of the paper itkp and aligned with the impact area as shown on the target. The maximum range attainable by a projectile is needed to establish range safety fans.
The list below gives general requirements, it is not all inclusive. Use a sample size of 45 if no other guidance is available.
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The test items are exposed eontinuously for 96 hours. At the end of the fungus exposure time period, remove the ammunition and inspect it for evidence of adverse effects.
Reeord the projeetile veloeities and weapon eyelie rates if the weapon is eapable of automatie fire. There is no corresponding hazard classification test; however, the data from this test may be useful for that purpose. Recoilless rifle fuzes are an integral part of cartridges as shipped from the ammunition ihop they are not shipped separately to the using Soldier.
4-2-60 not replace or repair the packaging unless it is so damaged as to be unable to contain the ammunition or causes an unsafe condition. A larger sample size must be used when marginal performance or randomly encountered problems are expected and are to be measured with some degree of confidence. It does not address laboratory explosive tests and certain highly specialized test that require unique facilities.
Conformal gages are a specialized type of piezoelectric transducer.
Electronic fuzes are the primary area of concern; however, consideration must also be given to E3 effects on non-electronic munitions. Typical data recorded is: