Accession Number:

AD0713445

Title:

THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION WHEN FIRED INTO WATER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-09-08

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Standard small arms ammunition was tested by firing into water from air. The test results show this ammunition to be relatively ineffective in water, having a lethal slant range of 1.5 feet. By proper design of the projectile, staying within the restrictions for standard ammunition, the lethal slant range can be increased to about 8 feet.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE