Accession Number:

ADA433982

Title:

Enhanced Propellant and Alternative Cartridge Case Designs

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul 2003-Jul 2004

Corporate Author:

KNOX ENGINEERING CENTER ALTONA IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The soldier on the battlefield carries a lot of equipment into combat. The ammunition load of 6OO or more rounds of 5.56-mm ammunition is a burden to our soldiers. By the use of a higher thermodynamic efficiency and higher combustion pressure, the size of the current 5.56-mm brass cartridge case can be reduced, saving considerable weight and volume. This report describes the enhanced propellant, the novel cartridge case, and the results of ballistic testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE