Accession Number:

AD0768915

Title:

Examination of Unfired 47 mm. A.P., H.E. (Long Nose) Complete Round of Italian Ammunition

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no 1 (Final)

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1943-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

One 47 mm. A.P., H.E. Complete Round of Italian Ammunition was received for examination. The complete round consists of an uncapped armor piercing projectile, with windshield, assembled in a primed brass cartridge case. The projectile is loaded with an Ammonium Nitrate - Cyclonite bursting charge and fuzed with a base detonating fuze containing a tracer. The cartridge case contains a double base strip type propelling charge with a black powder igniter and a short aluminum dummy primer.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE