Accession Number:

AD0811672

Title:

AN IMPROVED AIR-CAVITY EXPLOSIVE CHARGE FOR ACCELERATING STEEL AND NICKEL PELLETS

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An air-cavity high explosive charge which accelerates a steel projectile of mass 5.7 grams to a velocity of 4.3 km per second, or a nickel projectile of mass 6.0 grams to 4.0 km per second, is described. Reproducibility of projectile mass obtained with this design represents a considerable improvement over earlier designs for these velocities.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE