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):

Report Date:

1953-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE