GUNFIRE TESTS ON TRANSPARENT PANELS
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH FLIGHT CONTROL LAB
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A series of bullet penetration tests were conducted on monolithic end laminated transparent plastic and glass. Tests were performed indoors at Pachmayr Corporation penetration range using special loaded 50 caliber and 20MM ammunition. In a phase of the tests, a critical velocity projectile was utilized. The plastic sheets were tested in both curved and flat conditions, mounted on an insulated airtight cell which was pressurized to 10 psi above ambient. The temperature within the cell was constant at 70 deg F ambient with the outside of the cell temperature range being -65 deg F to 120 deg F. Author-PL.