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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This may require plowing followed by disking and dragging. One half of the test ammunition should be in a eompletely bare eonfiguration.
FR/GE/UK/US INTERNATIONAL TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE (ITOP) 4-2-602 ROUGH HANDLING TESTS
Use Procedure 1 utop it is designed to also assess Insensitive Munition requirements. There are a great many possible impact media, the most common are described below: Target penetration must be verified by witness screens behind the target or by suitable instrumentation such as for blast overpressure.
Each procedure has advantages and disadvantages; however, since the OSTR procedure gives the best estimate for the extremities of itkp arming distance distribution i. Magazine fed weapons should be tested with an empty magazine other than the single round to be fired.
The procedures apply to other types of proving ground tests of recoilless rifle ammunition as well as engineering tests. It outlines test phases to be included and points out important features to be considered for each phase. Use the guidelines from paragraph 4.
This subtest determines the effect of high humidity on the functioning performance of ammunition. If salt deposits or corrosion prevent satisfactory weapon functioning, rin s e the ammunition with about one liter one quart of water and wipe dry with a clean cloth and again attempt to fire the ammunition.
TB does not have an equivalent test. Requirement documents or the Request for Test Services may require that a complete pallet of the test ammunition be subjected to the After firing, the hole is measured by a variety of procedures such as X-ray, depth gages, and ultrasonic examination.
Measure and photograph perforations and marks. Most Recoilless rifle fuzes are crimped or glued to the projectile body; they must be cut from the projectile so that they can be modified.
The data required will depend on the specifics of each test. Requirements documents or the test plan may require a different duration.
Both the personnel bom and helieopter born diseharge sequenees are required. Fuzed ammunition should also be fired for fuze function at the all armed range and at the no-fire range to verify that iotp has not impaired the operation of the fuze.
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The tests are done sequentially to simulate that part of the ammunition life cycle that occurs after commercial transportation. Note if any energetic element has functioned as a result of the discharges. Measurements shall inelude shell body length, bourrelet itpp, and rear ogive diameter.
The eontent of the ITOP is not eopied into this TOP due to the volume of information; the doeument must be studied to fill in the details of the proeedures noted in the test methods below. This TOP does not constitute a requirement to do any of the specific tests nor does it serve to set performance or safety criteria for Army materiel.
After the hour exposure, remove the test items, and drain any accumulated liquid from magazines. There are many possible Reeoilless rifle ammunition tests that are rarely needed but should be eonsidered in the planning proeess. The 4-2-62 will determine if the test ammunition provides an increase or decrease in flash as compared to the standard ammunition.
Firings against semi-infinite targets are done itlp determine the total depth of penetration, shape of the hole, and volume of the hole. Referenee ammunition Assessed for ehamber pressure and veloeity.
The eycle is repeated a total of three times three exposures to eaeh of the two temperatures.
The visibility of the smoke is affected by lighting conditions and the background for the observation. Note how the cartridges are packed, recording the type of container, overwrap if anyand number of cartridges per container. Table 3A gives frequencies and field intensities for shipboard applications; use Table Itpp for Army rotorcraft operations.
Unique requirements will require that a test method be devised to obtain the required data.