A Limited Performance Tradeoff Analysis of a Novel Closed-Breech, Shoulder-Fired Weapon System
Draft rept. 14 May-13 Jul 1992
SYSTEM PLANNING CORP ARLINGTON VA
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The report provides an evaluation of a new closed-breech, shoulder- fired weapon system proposed to DARPA by TAC-WEAP Ventures, Inc. It presents a recoil analysis that defines the boundaries for projectile weight and muzzle velocity. specific projectile designs are developed and analyzed for interior ballistic and aerodynamic performance. Candidate fin-and spin-stabilized projectile designs are presented that incorporate a generic shaped-charge warhead, and a boost rocket motor is used to increase the range of the projectile. Vertical target dispersion analysis is presented using six-degree- of-freedom simulation on a 1500-foot engagement range.
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