Accession Number:

ADA129905

Title:

Recent Findings and Developments in Chromium Plated Gun Tubes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WATERVLIET NY LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The shortcomings encountered with conventional high contraction chromium coatings in gun bores during past investigations are reviewed. Changes in the application of chromium for improving its performance during firing are proposed. Recent developments on the application of low contraction chromium with a new plating process, effects of partially plated bores on accuracy, and the effects of rifling profile on the wear of chromium coatings are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE