Accession Number:

ADA003222

Title:

Plastic 5.56mm Blank Cartridge

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVINGGROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

An expendable plastic 5.56mm blank cartridge for the M16Al rifle has been developed and tested successfully. The prototype cartridge cases were molded in a 4-cavity production-type mold to insure that the tested cartridges would be produceable in quantity without sacrificing quality. This cartridge performs satisfactorily in the semiautomatic mode of fire and operates the rifle reliably in the fully automatic mode when using the standard blank firing attachment .063-inch orfice. This blank cartridge will outperform the M200 blank cartridge in feeding and equals its other performance characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE