Producibility of Artillery Shells Made from HF-1 Steel. Report of the AD HOC Committee on Shell Steel
NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC
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A review of problems that might arise in converting to HF-1 steel for shell production led to the conclusion that such difficulties as might be encountered in steel production or in manufacturing would not be of a nature as to impede use of the new steel. Recommendations to expedite the conversion are made. Attention is called to the need for more stringent inspection, which follows from the greater flaw sensitivity of HF-1. The need for data to assess the critical flaw size of quenched-and-tempered HF-1 is emphasized.
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Ammunition and Explosives