Accession Number:

AD1008964

Title:

Small-Caliber Ammunition Identification Guide, Volume 1: Small-Arms Cartridges up to 15 mm. Change 3

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA CHARLOTTESVILLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

232.0

Abstract:

This guide outlines a systematic procedure for identifying military cartridges as to cartridge designation, country of manufacture, and--to a large extent-functional bullet type. Designed for use by persons who may not be familiar with small arms ammunition, it provides basic information on cartridge types, construction, and terminology as well as more detailed identification data. This guide covers military cartridges in calibers of 15 mm and below-as well as several related paramilitary or target cartridges--that have been manufactured or used since 1930. Al though some of the cartridges in this guide are obsolete in the country of manufacture, they are included because they were made in such large quantities that examples may still be found. To keep the size of the guide within manageable limits, it does not include experimental or case less types, blank cartridges, cartridges for propellant-actuated devices, ignition cartridges, or sporting cartridges. Detailed information on small arms using many of these cartridges may be found in two companion volumes SMALL-ARMS IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION GUIDE-EURASIANCOMMUNIST COUNTRIES, DST-1110H-394-76, and SMALL-ARMS IDENTIFICATION AND OPERATION GUIDE-FREEWORLD, DST-1110H-163-76, with changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE