Accession Number:

AD0702256

Title:

ARMOR PIERCING BULLETS WITH SINTERED CARBIDE CORES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1941-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

Special bullets, both caliber .30 and .50, of standard A.P. dimensions with sintered carbide cores, were investigated in firings against face-hardened and homogeneous armor plate at normal and oblique impact. Against face-hardened plate at normal impact, the carbide bullets showed far greater penetrating ability for a given energy than the corresponding standard A.P. bullets while at obliquities the penetrating ability of the carbide bullets relative to that at normal deteriorated more rapidly than that of the standard, the carbide bullets, however, still maintaining an absolute degree of diminishing superiority up to about 30 degrees.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE