Optimum Bullet Study
ABERDEEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The use of aerodynamic computations as a design basis for artillery shell is reasonably well established however, the information generated had not been on shapes or in sizes of obvious interest to the small arms designer nor were the resultant studies in a useful framework for his purposes. Further work was needed to establish a base of confidence in computing the behavior of small arms projectiles and this should be done in bullet sizes and subject to typical small arms systems constraints. In an effort to provide this more general design basis, several programs were generated within the BRL and later partially supported by other agencies, particularly AMSAA and SASA.
- Ammunition and Explosives