Accession Number:

ADA210901

Title:

Expendable Dearmer Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. 1 Oct 1988-1 Mar 1989

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The Ordnance Missile, Munitions Center and School OMMCS at Huntsville, AL, asked the Ballistic Research Laboratory BRL to study the problem of developing an expendable dearmer. Included in this study was the evaluation of a device that had been developed by a contractor, the AMETEK company, in cooperation with the OMMCS. This device purported to be an expendable dearmer, having all the required characteristics. This report details the experiments that were run to compare the performance of this device with that of the US Army MK 2 Mod O Dearmer. The performance of the AMETEK device was inferior to that of the MK 2 Dearmer, but the AMETEK Device is operationally more flexible in that it can use bulleted rounds as well as blank rounds. Only blank rounds were used in this evaluation. Keywords Shaped charge devices Cylinders.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE