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MIL-A-46100D (MR)
w/INT. AMENDMENT 2
APPENDIX A
A.4.1.2.4 Acceptance tests (retests). If a test plate representing a lot fails to meet the
ballistic requirements, the manufacturer has the following options. Immediately upon
notification of the failure:
(1) At manufacturer's expense submit two additional test plates from the same lot for
ballistic retest, or
(2) First reheat treat (quenching and tempering) the lot and then submit a test plate from the
retreated lot, or
(3) Scrap the lot and submit a plate representing a new lot for acceptance.
If the manufacturer chooses any one of these options and the ballistic retest plate (or plates)
meets the requirements, then the lot represented is acceptable. If option (1) is chosen and
one or both of the retest plates fail, the manufacturer may reheat treat the lot and submit a
test plate from the retreated lot. If this plate fails, the lot is rejected. If option (3) is chosen
and the test plate fails, any one of the three options may be chosen again. The manufacturer
shall report the processing used on the failed plates.
A.4.1.3 Disposition of ballistic test plates.
A.4.1.3.1 First article test plates. Upon request of the applicant within 15 days after ballistic
testing, first article plates shall be returned "as is" to the applicant, at his expense, unless
the plates were destroyed in testing.
A.4.1.3.2 Acceptance test plates. Acceptance test plates that comply with the requirements
of this specification are considered as part of the lot of steel they represent and ownership
of them passes to the Government with the acceptance of that lot. Acceptance test plates
that fail to comply with the requirements of this specification are considered as part of the
lot they represent and remain the property of the producer just as the rejected lot does. The
failed plates shall be returned, upon request, as in A.4.1.3.1.
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