Accession Number : AD0474391


Title :   ENGINEERING TEST OF CARTRIDGE, 5.56-MM, TRACER, XM196


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 1964-16 Mar 1965


Corporate Author : DEVELOPMENT AND PROOF SERVICES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Scheuren, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474391.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 127


Abstract : This report describes the engineering test of the XM-196 5.56 mm tracer cartridge. The purpose of the test was to determine cartridge physical dimensions, accuracy, tracer performance, cook-off, vibration effects, brush deflection, erosion, penetration (pine board, steel helmet, and armored vest), and gun functioning. The test was conducted at APG between 15 July 1964 and 16 March 1965. The characteristics of the test item were determined. It was recommended that the test cartridge be considered suitable for use with the M-16 and M-16E1 rifles.


Descriptors :   *CARTRIDGES , *TRACER AMMUNITION , BALLISTICS , COOK OFF , EROSION , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , PENETRATION , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION , TABLES(DATA) , TERMINAL BALLISTICS , VIBRATION


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE