TARDEC 12472301 (REV. A), GROUND COMBAT VEHICLE WELDING CODE - ALUMINUM, (30-APR-2003)
TARDEC 12472301 (REV. A), GROUND COMBAT VEHICLE WELDING CODE - ALUMINUM, U.S. ARMY TANK - AUTOMOTIVE AND ARMAMENTS COMMAND(30-APR-2003)., This code is based on commercial and military specifications; primarily ANSI/AWS B2.1,
ANSI/AWS D1.1, MIL-STD 1941 and MIL-STD 1261. This Code covers welding requirements applicable to fabricating ground combat aluminum alloy structures and components. It is to be used in conjunction with appropriate complementary codes or specifications for materials design and construction. It is not intended to supplant codes developed for use in specialized fabrication, such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, or aerospace codes; it is appropriate for use in fabrication of ballistic and non-ballistic primary structures, supporting structures and appurtenances. Requirements that are essentially common to all types of structures are covered in sections 1 through 7, while provisions relating exclusively to quality requirements based upon the intended use of the weldments are included in sections 8, 9 and 10. This document was prepared by a team from United Defense, L.P., Ground Systems Division
(UDLP) and the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive
Armament Research, Development and
Engineering Center (TARDEC).