Accession Number:

AD0911778

Title:

Study of the Terminal Effects of Pyrophoric Metal Fragments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1970-Feb 1973

Corporate Author:

ORDNANCE RESEARCH INC FORT WALTON BEACH FL

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

Thirty-three metals and alloys having pyrophoric properties were surveyed for applicability as gun-launched kinetic energy penetrators, incendiaries, and fuel igniters. Using actual samples physical properties were determined, ignition combustion temperatureburn time profiles were established, and dynamic terminal effects were tested. Three final candidates were tested against simulated characteristic targets. The results of all testing are tabulated, and recommendations are made for an advanced development program.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE