GUN FIRING TEST OF WARHEAD SEMI ARMOR PIERCING 3000 LB. T1 FOR MATADOR
NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA
Pagination or Media Count:
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.
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