Accession Number:

AD0736198

Title:

Clothing Penetration Tests for the M-16 Training Cartridge

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Though it is not intended that the M-16 training cartridge be directed toward trainees, one may accidentally strike an individual during a combat village exercise. This being so, it is necessary to determine if adequate protection is provided trainees by standard military clothing and possible special protectors, such as face shields. This report indicates that trainees are not adequately protected against stray projectiles based on penetration tests for the M-16 training cartridge.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE