Accession Number:

AD0384956

Title:

A SOURCE OF SMALL ARM MUZZLE NOISE.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LABS

Report Date:

1967-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

This report describes and analyzes the pressure wave generated in front of small caliber subsonic projectiles traveling in gun barrel. Equations are developed to predict the precursor wave sound signature in the far field. Calculations and measured sound data are presented for several representative, conventional and unconventional, small arm weapons. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Armor
  • Guns
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE