Accession Number:

AD0501680

Title:

A New Tank Main Armament System

Descriptive Note:

Technical study and proposed development program

Corporate Author:

WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Ballistic Research Laboratory proposed a tank armament concept utilizing a gun characterized by its large caliber combined with short travel and moderate pressure to provide a lightweight component for launching a spin stabilized dual-purpose shell having a spin compensated liner for a shaped charge. In the technical material the BRL study has been expanded by a committee of representatives from BRL, OTAC, Picatinny and Watervliet Arsenals to establish the practicability of development of the basic approach, to provide for more detailed analysis of the components of the system, to determine compatibility of the system with direct fire, wingless guided missiles for ultimate use as the primary round, and to include the application of the system to improved vehicle designs representing complete weapons systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE