A HIGH-PRESSURE LIGHT-GAS GUN
HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
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A new single-stage, high-pressure, stainless steel, light-gas gun 30 ft long with a 1 38-in. bore has been designed and built at DOFL. This gun has driven a 6-gm mass at velocities above 5000 fps. With alterations made to heat the driver section, it is expected to give velocities of over 8000 fps and make possible impact shock pressures of more than 1-megabar. A comparison of the measured and computed projectile velocities at room temperature as well as higher temperatures is included.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods