Accession Number:

AD0921823

Title:

The Effect of Conical Boattails on the Magnus Characteristics of Projectiles at Subsonic and Transonic Speeds.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

375.0

Abstract:

Wind tunnel tests were conducted on the Army-Navy Spinner Rocket at subsonic and transonic speeds to determine the influence of boattail configuration on the aerodynamic characteristics of projectile shapes. The boattail configurations consisted of a square base, 12- and 1-caliber, 7 degree conical boattails, and an in-caliber fin boattail. Data were obtained on the 5- and 7- caliber configurations at Mach 0.26 and from Mach 0.8 to 1.02. Data were also obtained on the 4- and 6-caliber models at Mach 0.26.

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE