Accession Number : AD0454925
Title : The Aerodynamic Properties of the 155-mm Shell M101 from Free flight Range Tests of Full Scale and 1/12 Scale Models
Descriptive Note : Memo. rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Karpov, B. G. ; Schmidt, L. E.
Report Date : JUN 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 68
Abstract : The aerodynamic properties of the 155-mm HE Shell M101 as determined from Free Flight range firings of the full scale projectile and accurately scaled models 12.7 mm in diameter and semiscaled models of the same size are presented. It was found that at supersonic velocities, the aerodynamic characteristics are similar for the model and the full scale projectile. However, at lower transonic and subsonic velocities, the full scale data and the semiscaled model data differ. The accurately scaled model data may also be somewhat different from the full scale data, but the differences are considerably smaller than the differences shown by the semiscaled model data.
Descriptors : *PROJECTILES , *HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION , SCALE MODELS , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS.
Subject Categories : AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE