Accession Number:

AD0255811

Title:

ENGINEERING EVALUATION OF CARTRIDGE, HE, T376E1 FOR 81-MM MORTAR

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Corporate Author:

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

During production engineering of the 81-mm, HE, T376 mortar shell it was found necessary to alter the design by increasing the wall thickness of boat-tail section. The resulting modified T376 shell was designated the T376E1. For the subject test, the T376E1 shell, assembled as Cartridge, HE T376E1, was fired for security of metal parts, safety, and for ballistic match with the standard HE, M362 cartridge. Results of the tests indicate that the T376E1 shell is sufficiently strong and safe to withstand firing stresses and that a ballistic match does exist between cartridges with the M362 and T376E1 shell. It is recommended that the 81-mm, HE, T376E1 shell be considered for inclusion in the improved family of ammunition for the 81-mm mortar when assembled as Cartridge, HE, T376E1. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE