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A Compendium of Ballistic Properties of Projectiles of Possible Interest in Small Arms
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The report is a compendium of the ballistic properties of projectile shapes of possible interest in small arms applications. The shapes cover a range of LD ranging from conventional bullets approximately 3.5 to that of flechettes approximately 20 and include such shapes as cones, cone cylinders, and cone flares. The ballistic properties are mapped over a range of calibers and projectile densities. A drag-reducing tracer is included as one of the prime design considerations as a means of reducing base drag. Tabulations include velocity, energy, angle of fall, time of flight, and height as a function of range, with constraints on recoil momentum. Aerodynamic coefficients are also included.
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