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Missile Launchers and Related Equipment Catalog, Ordnance Pamphlet 1855, 1953, is a Navy catalog of missile launchers, rocket launchers, depth charge projectors, and related equipment.

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OP 1855
Missile Launchers and Related Equipment Catalog
Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ordnance
1 June 1953
Declassified

 

CONFIDENTIAL
SECURITY INFORMATION
OP 1855

Missile Launchers
and Related Equipment
Catalog

Department of Navy, Bureau of Ordnance

CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION


A BUREAU OF ORDNANCE PUBLICATION


PREFACE

1 June 1953

ORDNANCE PAMPHLET 1855

MISSILE LAUNCHER AND RELATED EQUIPMENT CATALOG

1. Ordnance Pamphlet 1855 summarizes basic information on types of missile launchers, rocket launchers, and projectors, and equipment related to these classes of weapons.

2. The material presented in this publication brings under one cover readily available reference information on many weapons. It can be used for comparisons of weight, size, ammunition used, limitations, and general effectiveness.

3. This publication supersedes Ordnance Pamphlet 1304 (Preliminary) dated 14 August 1945, and Ordnance Pamphlet 1304, Change 1, (Preliminary) dated 28 June 1946, which should be destroyed.

4. This publication is CONFIDENTIAL and shall be safeguarded in accordance with the security provisions of U.S. Navy Regulation. It is forbidden to make extracts from or to copy this classified document without the specific approval of the Chief of Naval Operations or originator, as applicable, except as provided for in article 9-10 of the United States Navy Security Manual for Classified Matter.



Table of Contents

Introduction v
Publication References vii
Part 1 Missile Launchers 1
 
Type   Page
X-2   5
X-3   7
X-5   9
X-6   11
X-7   13
X-8   15
Mk Mod Page
1 0 17
1 0 19
2 0 21
 
Part 2 Rocket Launchers 23
 
Section 2-A Aircraft Rocket Launchers 25
 
2.25-inch Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
4 0 29
6 0 31
Aero 1A 33
 
2.5-inch Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
3 0 35
 
2.75-inch Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
2 0 37
2 2 39
13 1 41
Aero, X-6A 43
 
3.5-inch Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
5 0 45
5 1 47
5 2 49
5 3 51
 
3.5-inch Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
5 4 53
Grumman Type Zero Length 55
9 0 57
9 1 59
9 2 61
9 3 63
 
5.0-inch Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
Aero 14A 65
Aero 14B 67
7 0 69
7 1 71
8 0 73
10 0 75
11 0 77
 
7.2-inch Aircraft Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
1 0 79
 
Section 2-B Surface Rocket Launchers 81
 
2.36-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
13 0 85
 
2.5-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
14 0 87
 
3.0-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
15 0 89
37 0 91
38 0 93
38 1 95
39 0 97
39 1 99
 
3.25-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
17 0 101
17 1 103
17 2 105
17 3 107
18 0 109
 
3.5-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
30 0 111
31 0 113
32 0 115
32 1 117
33 0 119
34 0 121
35 0 123
36 0 125
40 0 127
 
4.0-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
19 0 129
 
4.5-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
1 0 131
1 1 133
2 0 135
2 1 137
3 0 139
3 1 141
4 0 143
5 0 145
6 0 147
7 (Experimental) 149
7 0 151
8 0 153
8 1 155
9 0 157
10 0 159
11 0 161
101 2 163
 
5.0-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
50 0 165
50 1 167
51 0 169
51 1 171
52 0 173
101 0 175
101 1 177
102 0 179
105 0 181
106 0 183
107 0 185

7.2-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
20 0 187
21 0 189
22 0 191
23 0 193
24 (Experimental) 195
24 1 197
24 2 199
25 0 201
26 0 203
27 0 205
 
11.75-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
70 1 207
 
12.75-inch Rocket Launchers
Mk Mod Page
108 1 209
108 2 211
108 3 213
 
Part 3 Projectors 215
 
Section 3-A Depth Charge Projectors 217
1 0 221
2 0 223
6 0 225
6 1 227
6 2 229
7 0 231
 
Section 3-B Projectors 233
7.2-inch Projectors
Mk Mod Page
10 0 237
10 1 239
11 0 241
11 2 243
14 0 245
14 1 247
15 0 249
17 0 251
 
Part 4 Related Equipment 253
 
Section 4-A Control Devices 255
 
Firing Panels
Mk Mod Page
1 0 259
1 1 261
2 0 263
2 1 265
2 2 267
2 3 269
3 0 271
3 1 273
3 2 275
3 3 277
4 0 279
5 0 281
5 1 281
6 0 282
7 0 282
8 0 282
9 0 283
9 1 285
9 2 287
10 0 289
11 0 291
11 1 293
11 2 295
11 3 297
12 0 299
12 1 301
12 2 303
13 0 305
13 1 307
13 2 309
 
Firing Panels (cont)
Mk Mod Page
14 0 311
14 1 313
16 0 315
16 1 317
17 0 319
18 0 321
19 0 323
20 0 325
20 1 327
24 0 329
26 0 331
26 1 333
26 2 335
26 3 337
26 4 339
27 0 341
28 0 343
30 0 345
33 0 347
 
Control Panels
Mk Mod Page
64 0 349
72 0 351
 
lntervalometers
Mk Mod Page
6 0 353
6 1 355
8 0 357
8 7 359
 
Synchronism Firing Interlocks
Mk Mod Page
1 0 361
2 0 363
 
Firing Keys (Magneto)
Mk Mod Page
21 All 365
22 All 367
25 All 369
26 All 371
 
Section 4-B Miscellaneous Equipment 373
 
Rocket Launcher Adapter Kits
Mk Mod Page
1 0 377
1 1 379
2 0 381
 
Safety Plugs
Type   Page
A   383
B   385
C   387
D   389
E   391
 
Missile Handling Vehicles
    Page
Lift Truck Type X-5 393
Lift Truck Type X-7 395
Dolly Type X-3 397
 
Other Equipment
 
Rocket Launcher Guide
Mk Mod Page
51 0 399
 
Rocket Launcher Guide Extension
Mk Mod Page
1 0 401
 
Portable Platform
Mk Mod Page
4 0 403
 
Appendix 405
 

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