Accession Number:

AD0329302

Title:

BASIC STUDIES OF THE LETHALITY OF SHAPED CHARGES. PART 1. PENETRATION DATA

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum

Corporate Author:

ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (UNITED KINGDOM)

Report Date:

1962-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Trials are described in which a number of designs of shaped charges were fired into semi-infinite armour and against representative tank targets with a view to assessing their antitank capabilities. The charges were of 5.9 in. diameter and constant weight and type of explosive. They were fitted with conical liners of various materials, angles and wall thickness. The firings into semi-infinite armour which were intended to give data on depths of penetration and crater volumes and profiles are presented. The results are presented in detail, and some results from experiments which were carried out to amplify points arising from the main program are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE