Accession Number:

ADA273235

Title:

Development of 30 MM Thinwall Steel Cartridge Case

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

AMRON CORP WAUKESHA WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

Amron Corporation was awarded a contract to develop a 30-mm thinwall steel cartridge case for use in the M230 chain gun which is the secondary armament system for the Apache helicopter. The contract was divided into two phases. Phase I entailed the manufacture and ballistic testing of 800 cases to prove design integrity. During Phase II, 10,255 cases were tested with no anomalies encountered. Based on achieved results, it was concluded that an adequate case design had been attained and a manufacturing specification to be used for future procurements should be written. Thinwall, ADEN Mann barrel, M230 Mann barrel, Primer pocket, Anneal, Ductility, Bar turner, Head turn, Draw trim.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE