Accession Number : AD0012951


Title :   EFFECT OF SOIL BARRIERS ON SHAPED CHARGE PENETRATION


Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA


Personal Author(s) : PHILIPCHUK, V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/012951.pdf


Report Date : 29 May 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Tests were conducted to determine the effect of dry and wet soil barriers (sand, loam, and clay) on shaped-charged jet penetration. A 5-in. rocket head Mk 25 loaded with Composition B was used as the jet producer. After the jet passed through the soil barrier, it impinged upon a plate of armor steel. The residual penetration of the steel was measured in each case. Varying the soil had little effect on the amount of shaped-charge penetration. Clay and wet soil barriers offered slightly more resistance to the shaped-charge jet.


Descriptors :   *SHAPED CHARGE WARHEADS , ARMOR , BARRIERS , CLAY , LOAMS , LOW LEVEL , MOISTURE , MOISTURE CONTENT , ORDNANCE STEEL , PENETRATION , PLATES , RESIDUALS , RESISTANCE , ROCKETS , SAND , SHAPED CHARGE JETS , SOILS , STEEL


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE