Accession Number:

ADA071461

Title:

Interior and Terminal Ballistics of 25g Long Rod Penetrators

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

Techniques were developed to launch 25g LD 10 rods from a 50mm propellant gun. The rods were S-7 tool steel, W-Ni-Fe alloy, and Co-bonded WC. The velocities were in the range 1.8 to 2.58 kms. The rods were launched against 25.4mm 4340 steel plates at 0 deg and 45 deg obliquity, and four 6.35mm 2024 T3 aluminum plates. Behind-target fragment data were obtained by flash x- ray analyses, witness plate measurements, and recovery of fragments.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE