Accession Number : AD0007966


Title :   TESTS OF ENERGA ANTI-TANK RIFLE GRENADES


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA


Personal Author(s) : Wright, Jr , W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/007966.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : The Energa (HE, antitank, T-41) is a fin-stabilized, point-initiated, base-detonated, shaped-charge grenade containg 0.73 lb of RDX and TNT and weighing a total of 1.42 lb. Tests were made of the lethal fragment range of the nose, beam, and base fragments. Results showed the maximum range for penetration of 0.040-in. Dural by a fragment from a statically detonated Energa grenade to be: (1) from 275 to 300 ft for the nose fragments; (2) between 15 and 20 ft for the beam-spray fragments; and (3) 20 to 30 ft for the base fragments.


Descriptors :   *GRENADES , FRAGMENTS , SHAPED CHARGE WARHEADS , ANTITANK WEAPONS , TNT


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE