Accession Number:

AD1103496

Title:

Ballistic Evaluation of Magnesium Alloy WE43C

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2017,31 Jan 2019

Corporate Author:

Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Report Date:

2020-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The ballistic performance of magnesium Mg alloy WE43C was assessed against armor-piercing and fragment-simulating projectiles. V50 ballistic protection limits were determined for various thicknesses of material ranging from 0.25 to 2.94 inches. These results were used to determine new ballistic acceptance tables in MIL-DTL-32333A for WE43C, which was added as a new class of applique armor alongside Mg alloy AZ31B. Compared to AZ31B, WE43C exhibits higher ballistic performance but with a moderate increase in spall. Individual shot records and select postshot photos of WE43C are included in this report.

Subject Categories:

  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE