Study to Determine the Feasibility of Using Sabots for Launching Depleted Uranium Projectiles
Final rept. Feb 1968-Feb 1969
AAI CORP COCKEYSVILLE MD
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The feasibility model 7.62 MM Flechette Cartridge developed under this program consists of a depleted uranium flechette assembled within a lightweight plastic sabot and loaded within a standard 7.62 MM NATO Cartridge case. The final configuration evolved in this program was capable of launching depleted uranium flechettes from a conventional rifled barrel at velocities in the order of 4100-4200 fps. Velocities as high as 4545 fps were achieved during the course of the program. Further development effort is required in order to reduce round dispersion and achieve a flechette geometry which will be compatible with system requirements.
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