Accession Number:

ADA073317

Title:

Preliminary Evaluation of the Flat Trajectory Projectile (FTP) Concept.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL TECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

As originally proposed by the NAVY, this lifting surface would be roll stabilized via a single degree of freedom gryo to keep the lift force in the vertical plane. This unit would attach to a projectile without altering the design, and this would compromise a simple retrofit. The resulting projectile trajectories would be essentially flat less than 1 ft for approximately 250 meters, thereby eliminating any range-dependent sight setting changes as currently required. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Armor
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE