Accession Number:

AD0735126

Title:

Development of Lightweight Plastics Cartridge Case.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 2, 1 Jan 52-1 Jan 54,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1955-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The report is the second in a series on the development of reinforced plastics cartridge cases for the 105mm howitzer. It covers the first evaluations of cases assembled by the Naval Ordnance Laboratory from plastics sidewalls and metal bases procured from industry. In two different firing tests, it was shown that a lightweight plastics cartridge case is technically feasible. However, there remain certain adhesive joint problems which require further study. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE