Accession Number:

AD0263373

Title:

HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT FACILITY LIGHT-GAS PROJECTOR DEVELOPMENT

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Corporate Author:

AIR PROVING GROUND CENTER EGLIN AFB FLA

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The major accomplishment during this reporting period was launching a 18-in. diameter aluminum projectile at a velocity of 22,030 fps. Refinements were made in saboting techniques that produced clean projectile impacts on the target. Launching 14-in. diameter tungsten carbide projectiles was successful up to 12,800 fps and 14-in. diameter aluminum projectiles to 16,000 fps. Modifications to the lightweight piston 4 oz were responsible for achieving higher velocities. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE