Accession Number:

AD0730301

Title:

Concept Study for a Nonlethal Shoulder-Fired 40-mm CS Grenade for Riot Control.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo. Mar 70-Jul 71,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A concept is presented for using the M79 launcher to launch a redesigned 40-mm CS-type grenade which would eliminate any lethal hazard due to impact with an individual in the target area. This is achieved by deployment of a small parachute from the grenade during its flight resulting in the grenade impacting the target area at a low, nonlethal velocity. Maximum ranges comparable to the current 40-mmM79 systems are feasible. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE