Accession Number : AD0006850
Title : GUN FIRING TEST OF WARHEAD SEMI ARMOR PIERCING 3000 LB. T1 FOR MATADOR
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA
Personal Author(s) : Meyers, W W
Report Date : 28 Feb 1953
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : Five war heads were tested for armor penetration properties. T he results showed that the inert loaded war head fired at 1100-fps striking velocity and 20 deg obliquity will penetrate nominal 2.25-in. homogeneous steel armor and remain in effective condition. At the same velocity and 0 deg or 20 deg obliquity, the war head will fail against nominal 3.25-in. homogeneous steel. Failure of the war head to penetrate the targets in an effective condition was attributed to the welds.
Descriptors : *ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION , *GUIDED MISSILE WARHEADS , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , STEEL , HOMOGENEITY , PENETRATION , INERT MATERIALS , SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES , WARFARE , ARMOR , WELDS
Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE