Accession Number:

AD0852112

Title:

Investigation of Drive Power Requirements in High Rate Open Chamber Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 1967-1 Apr 1968

Corporate Author:

TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The use of high rate-of-fire open chamber guns could be limited if power required to drive them proves excessive. An eight-barreled test fixture was designed and built to simulate the conditions of a small open chamber gun firing at rates up to 600 shotssec. Test ammunition was developed in both percussion and electric-primed versions. Twenty-nine firing tests were made to measure sliding friction while varying rate of fire, frame material, cartridge surface coatings, and number of shots fired.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE