Accession Number:

ADA277862

Title:

A Limited Performance Tradeoff Analysis of a Novel Closed-Breech, Shoulder-Fired Weapon System

Descriptive Note:

Draft rept. 14 May-13 Jul 1992

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM PLANNING CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE