Accession Number:

AD0255063

Title:

HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT BY COLLISION OF TWO PROJECTILES, PHASE II

Descriptive Note:

Technical note.

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A high collision velocity was achieved by firing a steel pellet from a small light-gas gun at a target disk fired from a large smoothbore gun. Through the use of a higher velocity target gun and a modified light-gas pellet gun, the impact velocities obtained were higher than those in the Phase I program reported in BRL Technical Note 1337, August 1960 AD-245 209. The techniques exploit the use of existing equipment to reach these hypervelocities in a range where the need for impact data is urgent. Collisions were predicted with reliability and precision. The experiment demonstrates the feasibility of adding significant target velocities to many hypervelocity launching techniques. The report discusses the techniques, instrumentation and results of the experiment. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE