Accession Number:

AD0517336

Title:

A Method of Reducing the Mass of Penetrating Warheads

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A method of reducing the mass of a concrete-penetrating weapon by use of an elongated solid nose is presented, giving a mass reduction of 75 in the case considered when compared with a conventionally shaped warhead. The effect of varying the impact velocity is also discussed. The technique is not necessarily applicable to all penetrating weapons, or to all targets. Each particular case has to be considered separately, since there is no general rule.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE