Accession Number:

AD0007966

Title:

TESTS OF ENERGA ANTI-TANK RIFLE GRENADES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PROVING GROUND DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Energa HE, antitank, T-41 is a fin-stabilized, point-initiated, base-detonated, shaped-charge grenade containg 0.73 lb of RDX and TNT and weighing a total of 1.42 lb. Tests were made of the lethal fragment range of the nose, beam, and base fragments. Results showed the maximum range for penetration of 0.040-in. Dural by a fragment from a statically detonated Energa grenade to be 1 from 275 to 300 ft for the nose fragments 2 between 15 and 20 ft for the beam-spray fragments and 3 20 to 30 ft for the base fragments.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE