Accession Number:

AD0425413

Title:

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF UNCRIMPED CASE CARTRIDGE, 40MM (FOR M79 LAUNCHER)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

During a variability study on the 40mm Cartridge for the M79 Launcher, it was found that improved functional characteristics resulted when cartridges were assembled with uncrimped cases. Because a problem existed with crimped cases becoming stuck in the launcher, tests were conducted to determine the feasibility of modifying unserviceable cases to eliminate the crimping. Tests indicated that the unserviceable cases can be decrimped and that uncrimped cases can be used with functional and economic advantages.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE