If no safety hazard is noted, thirty (30) warheads shall be
ballistically tested in accordance with 4.5.8 for information only.
The remaining six (6) warheads (two conditioned to each specified
temperature) shall be subjected to an unpackaged 5-foot drop test
onto a steel plate which is solidly supported by concrete. The
drop orientations of the warheads (at each specified temperature)
on striking will be:
One warhead nose down with longitudinal axis 45
degrees from vertical.
One warhead nose down with longitudinal axis vertical.
Following the five-foot drop test, the warheads shall be safe to
handle or dispose of (no grenades ejected and the nose cone base
intact and securely in place). The first article shall be
rejected if one or more warheads are found to be not safe as a
result of the effects of the five-foot drop test. Warheads
subjected to the five-foot drop test shall not be ballistically
4.5.3 Secured cargo vibration test. The secured cargo
vibration test shall be performed as follows on each of thirty-six
(36) warheads for first article testing only.
The sample warheads shall be packed and packaged in accordance
with MIS-30862 except that dummy 2.75 Inch Rocket Motors shall be
substituted. The warheads shall be equally divided and
temperature conditioned to -50°F ± 5°F, 70°F ± 15°F, and
160°F ± 5°F. The conditioning time shall be 8 hours minimum
and 24 hours maximum.
The packed shipping boxes shall be subjected to the vibration test
in accordance with Method 514.2, Equipment Category g, Procedure
x, Table 514.2-VII, and Figure 514.2-7 Curve AW of MIL-STD-810C.
Resonance testing does not apply.
Prior to performing this test the following is necessary:
Serialize each round.
X-ray or fluoroscope each round in two planes 90°
apart. Verify all components are secure and no armed
grenades are evident.